Police are searching for two suspects after a clerk was shot during a gas station robbery late Thursday night in Dedham, Massachusetts.
“I can’t believe it. This is Dedham," store owner Jack Audy said. "It’s not supposed to happen here. It makes me very angry.”
Officers responded to a 911 call around 10:50 p.m. for a shooting at the Sunoco station on Ames Street.
Two masked suspects entered the convenience store area at the gas station and demanded money before shooting the clerk in the right leg, according to police.
Authorities swarmed the Sunoco but both suspects had already fled the scene.
Officers scoured the area around the gas station searching for clues overnight.
The clerk was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say.
The bullet went through the clerk's leg and hit a Diet Coke bottle on the floor, according to Audy, who says the clerk has a wife and two kids.
Audy, who has owned the gas station for 35 years, says he's never had any incidents like this before.
Anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and may have witnessed anything is urged to call the Dedham Police Department at 781-326-1212.
State and local police are investigating.
The investigation is ongoing.