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CINCINNATI -- Police said a man was shot during an attempted robbery in Over-the-Rhine Tuesday night and a city councilman claims he heard the shooting and rushed to assist.

The suspects fired two shots, with one hitting the victim in the right leg, at 10:36 p.m. in 1400 block of Clay Street, according to the police report. The victim, Aaron Drahmann, 42, of Cincinnati, was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Drahmann refused the suspects' demand to hand over his money, and one of the suspects shot Drahmann in the right leg, according to the police report. The two suspects, described as juvenile males wearing all black, fled south on Clay Street.

Councilman Chris Seelbach, an Over-the-Rhine resident for the last nine years, wrote on his Facebook Page Tuesday night that he helped the victim until officials arrived at the scene.

Seelbach and his partner, Craig Schultz, were home when they both heard two gunshots outside.

Seelbach said Drahmann appeared to be on his way home from work and was listening to music while walking on Clay Street.

"It was the first time I’ve ever seen a gunshot wound," Seelbach said. "I called 911 and they told me to put pressure on his thigh, and other neighbors brought rags to put between my hands and his leg."

An incident recall report indicates Seelbach called 911 at 10:38 p.m., about two minutes after the shooting occurred. Medics arrived at the scene at 10:41 p.m., approximately five minutes after the initial police dispatch, according to the incident recall report.

"We looked out out window and the guy is by himself, and we just ran down as fast as we could," Seelbach said.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

WCPO Reporter Kareem Elgazzar contributed to this report.

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