By WCCO-TV Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A liquor store employee is in stable condition after being shot twice in the abdomen by a suspected shoplifter Sunday afternoon in St. Paul.

Police say it happened in the parking lot of Park Liquors off North Snelling and Hague avenues at about 3:45 p.m. Witnesses say the worker was shot after he followed the shoplifter out of the store and confronted them.

(credit: CBS)

Officers and St. Paul Fire Department medics treated the victim at the scene until he was taken to Regions Hospital.

Police are still searching for the shooter.