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A West Avenue man was shot twice Saturday night during a struggle with two robbers at the front door of his home.

Lester Moody, 20, told detectives he answered a knock at the door at 6:42 p.m. at the second-floor apartment on the 200 block of West where he is staying with a relative.

"The robbers said put your hands up, and he fought, getting a pellet gun away from one of them, but the other robber shot him in the stomach and left side with a handgun," a police official said.

Moody was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where he was undergoing emergency surgery. His condition was not available.

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