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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — A store clerk and the person police said tried to rob the store are in the hospital after an exchange of gunfire.

The two were injured during an armed robbery at a Fort Lauderdale convenience store located on Southwest 8th Street and 27th Avenue around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to police, this all happened when a suspect walked into the convenience store and at gunpoint attempted to rob the clerk.

According to the clerk’s brother, there was an exchange of gunfire and they were both injured.

Police say the gunman managed to take off but was later found and transported to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

The clerk was also transported to the hospital. His brother told CBS4’s Marybel Rodriguez he is doing okay.

The clerk’s brother says their father has owned the convenience store for more than 30 years and they have been robbed a number of times but there has never been a shooting.


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