Store clerk injured in shooting during armed robbery in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News man was injured following an altercation at the Green City Super Market, Sunday evening.

Police and medics responded to a report of a shooting and a robbery in the 2000 block of 25th Street around 5:20 p.m.

Newport News Police spokesperson Lou Thurston tells 10 On Your Side, two suspects entered the business armed with handguns and attempted to rob the store.

During the robbery the two men got into a physical altercation with the store clerk and the suspects fired multiple shots.

Police initially said the gunfire hit the victim.

On Tuesday, police said medical personnel had determined the victim was not hit by a bullet, but was struck by debris from where the gunfire hit the store’s floor and other items.

The suspects described as wearing blue jeans, one with a red shirt and the other wearing a yellow shirt, got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for injuries described as not life-threatening.

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