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Police: Customer Shot In Minneapolis Armed Robbery

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say an attempted robbery ended in gunfire Friday night after the robber turned the gun on a store customer.

According to Sgt. Bill Palmer, at 8 p.m. the armed robber entered a clothing store located on the 1100 block of Lowry Avenue North.

The store’s manager told WCCO-TV that the robber demanded money and then pistol whipped the clerk. When a customer tried to step in, the robber turned the gun on the customer, fired and ran off.

The store manager says the robber didn’t get away with any cash.

The customer was taken to the North Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police have not found the shooter, but say they do have leads.

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