KANAWHA CITY, W.Va. – Charleston police were looking for two men who robbed a grocery store Thursday night where a clerk suffered a gunshot wound.
The Foodland robbery was reported around 10:30 p.m. and police began searching for the men between MacCorkle and Chesterfield avenues.
Lt. Shawn Williams said the men were wearing masks at least one had a gun when they entered the Foodland. A female clerk was shot in the chest and rushed to CAMC General for treatment. The men took off with an unknown amount of cash.
“It is highly unusual especially for this area and this part of town. It’s a tragic situation for the victim and the victim’s family and the employees over here as well,” Williams said.
Police used K9 units to search the area. Williams said the men may have jumped into a vehicle and fled after running away from the scene. He said the suspects appeared to be familiar with the layout of the store.