A woman was shot late Friday night in downtown Sacramento after she resisted a man who tried to steal her purse.
The woman, whose name was not released by Sacramento police, was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to her upper body. Her condition was not available Saturday morning.
The incident began just after 10:30 p.m. Friday when the woman stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. She was standing on the steps of an apartment building in the 800 block of 27th Street when a man approached and grabbed her purse.
The woman did not give up the purse, holding on to it and pulling back.
"That's when she was shot," said Officer Michelle Gigante, a police spokeswoman.
Gigante said the woman described her assailant as a Hispanic male, age 45 or under, with beard stubble on his face.