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Man shot at Gifford convenience store after threatening customers with a knife, police say

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jun 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-10 12:21:08-04

GIFFORD, Fla. -- A man was wounded in a shooting Friday night at a convenience store in Gifford.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office says they received a call about a shooting in the 4400 block of 34th Drive in Gifford.

Deputies located Eric Roberts, 39, with pellet wounds from a shotgun.

Detectives determined that Roberts was threatening customers at the store with a knife.

A 58-year-old man discharged a .410 caliber shotgun at Roberts. The shooter was located and admitted to firing at Roberts in self defense.

No charges are expected to be filed against the shooter at this time.