2006_11_9th23rd.jpgA man was shot at Ninth Avenue and West 23rd Street after leaving the Chelsea Square Restaurant Saturday morning. Two men robbed him of a necklace then shot him in the foot. The victim then went back to the restaurant and crawled into the kitchen for help. As the Post tries to make the point that there's a lot of violence in the club area, there's a quote from a restaurant employee who says the victim and a friend "seemed to be having a good time. They did appear to be drunk, and they were talking about a club. I don't know which one."

The pair had left the restaurant around 5AM, but were approached by two men who beat then shot him. The friend said the victim, who is a student at Hunter College, was just outside hailing a cab.