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Gunman sought after gas station clerk shot in Lake Park

Victim shot in thigh, taken to hospital
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who shot a gas station clerk Aug, 12, 2020, is Lake Park, Fla.
Posted at 12:12 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 17:46:01-04

LAKE PARK, Fla. — A gas station clerk is recovering after he was shot during a robbery attempt Wednesday night in Lake Park, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the gunman entered a Mobil gas station in the 900 block of 10th St. about 11:20 p.m.

The man then held the clerk at gunpoint and demanded he open the company safe.

Barbera said a struggle ensued and the gunman's weapon discharged, striking the clerk in the upper thigh.

The clerk, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries that are not life-threatening, officials said.

The sheriff's office said the gunman is bald, in his late 20s or 30s, about 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slender build.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS if you have information in the case.