April 08, 2020

Portland store clerk shot during failed robbery

PORTLAND — A convenience store clerk was shot several times Monday night when a masked gun man apparently tried to rob the gas station, police said.

The female clerk was outside locking the door at the Warren Avenue Getty Mart about 9 p.m. when the masked man approached her. A struggle ensued and the woman, whose name has not been released, was shot at least three times.

“During the course of the fight the gun goes off three or four times. She has two gunshots to the torso and one to the shoulder,” said Portland Police Chief Michael Chitwood.

The clerk was taken to Maine Medical Center. Police said her wounds were not life threatening and she managed to call 911 herself.

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