60-year-old man beaten and shot while waiting to meet girl on Valley Drive

A 60-year-old man was beaten and shot after he was in the area of Valley Drive and Atlantic Avenue at about 10:20 Saturday night waiting to meet a girl, police say.

The victim told police was jumped by two black men, who punched and kicked him, and then hit him in the head with something. He then claimed to hear gunshots, but couldnâ??t be sure.

The victim did not offer any other suspect descriptions. He was able to escape from his attackers and drive away.

Police say he later had a friend drive him to the hospital, where he was treated for a cut to the back of his head, swelling to the face, and a gunshot wound to the right forearm.

Anyone with information is asked to call Syracuse Police at 315-442-5222.