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Masked Man Shoots Dollar Store Clerk In Robbery Attempt

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - A dollar store clerk in Southfield is recovering after being shot during an attempted robbery.

The incident happened just before 7 p.m. Monday at the Dollar Tree on 8 Mile Road near Evergreen Road.

The suspect, who was wearing a Halloween mask, walked into the store with his weapon drawn and started making demands. At some point during the robbery, police say the suspect shot a store clerk before fleeing the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip. No other injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as wearing a black zip-up hoodie and khaki pants. Police believe the gunman was picked up by an accomplice in a maroon SUV.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect made off with any money. An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to contact Southfield police at 248-796-5500

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