Shopper shot in stomach attempting to stop Dollar General robbery

Shopper shot in stomach attempting to stop Dollar General robbery
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GEORGIANA, Ala. (WSFA) - Georgiana police say a shopper at a local business was shot in the stomach Thursday while trying to stop a robbery-in-progress.

Georgiana Police Chief Carlton Cook confirmed two masked men attempted to rob the Dollar General located on Alabama 106.

Cook said the patron was shopping when the men entered the store. When the shopper intervened, Cook says one of the masked men pulled out a .40 caliber firearm and shot the victim in the stomach.

Cook said it isn’t clear if the victim was armed when he tried to stop the robbery. The victim was taken to a Montgomery hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition is currently unknown.

Cook says police are looking over surveillance video and comparing the robbery to other crimes in the area.

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