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Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Store employee shot during robbery in Northeast

A gunman shot and wounded a drug store employee Friday afternoon during a robbery in Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

The attack happened in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue about 12:30 p.m., when a man believed to be in his late 40s or early 50s attempted to rob a man working behind the counter, police said. The gunman fired and wounded the employee during the encounter and then fled the store, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening, Carew said.

Police officials released a YouTube video of security footage taken during the robbery, which shows the suspect walking through the store’s front door, then searching behind a counter, before pointing a handgun at the victim.

The suspect is described as a black man with medium complexion, wearing an off-white or khaki cap, a red hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black shoes.

Police did not say if the man took any cash during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099

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