Employee Shot During Gas Station Robbery in Delaware

Police are searching for the gunman who shot an employee in the stomach during the robbery of a gas station in Delaware.

About 4:50 p.m. Friday, State Police say the suspect entered the Shell gas station on Newport Gap in Wilmington and asked to purchase merchandise that was on display behind the counter.

The 47-year-old employee turned around to grab the item and when he turned back, the suspect pulled out a gun.

The suspect demanded money from the cash register and then opened fire once, striking the employee in the stomach.

The employee was able to open the cash register, at which time the suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash before running out of the store.

The suspect was last seen entering a dark-colored SUV, possibly a newer model Nissan Pathfinder, with a missing grill.

The employee was taken to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact Detective Jonathon Packard at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 302-365-8434.

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