It happened at 9:30 p.m. on Manila Avenue and Clifton Street in the upscale Rockridge neighborhood.
Police say someone held up a man at gunpoint and then shot him. The gunman then ran away without taking anything from the victim.
A man who lives in the neighborhood told ABC7 News he has seen an increase of crime there.
"People are definitely concerned that they might consider it upon themselves to arm themselves at this point. I think it's becoming evident that is the case," resident Gregory Smith said.
The victim's condition is unknown at this time.