Hempstead Village police are investigating after a man was beaten during a robbery attempt, then shot at, in Hempstead on Wednesday night.

The assault happened outside a home at the corner of Albemarle Avenue and Nostrand Place at about 10:30 p.m. A police spokesman said two men approached a third man and displayed a gun.

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The men then searched the victim’s pockets, but didn’t find any proceeds, the spokesman said. The suspects began to strike the man with either the gun or another blunt object.

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One of the suspects fired a single shot as the man left the scene, but the gunfire did not strike anything.

The man sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said, and no arrests have been made.