Store worker shot in foot in armed robbery

Aiken County detectives are investigating an early morning shooting and attempted armed robbery at the Hot Spot convenience store in New Ellenton.

About 1:45 a.m., two armed men wearing masks walked in to the store and demanded money from an employee. According to the incident report, when one of the suspects was unable to open the cash register, he got upset and shot the store clerk in the foot.

The victim told police she thought the two men left the area in a vehicle.



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