Suspect shot by worker during robbery attempt at NC Family Dollar, police say

North Carolina news

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) – Winston-Salem police are looking for a suspect after a Family Dollar an attempted robbery and shooting Thursday, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release.

Around 5:07 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to the reported armed robbery.

Police said a person tried to rob the Family Dollar in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. and was shot in the leg by an employee.

A police K-9 is searching for the suspect who got away despite being shot.

No other injuries have been reported.

This is an ongoing investigation, according to police.

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