Manhunt Launched for Suspected Convenience Store Shooter (Updated)

A manhunt is underway for the suspect in a shooting and armed robbery attempt that occurred at a Greenville convenience store Tuesday night.

The incident occurred around 9:25 pm Tuesday night at the Kangaroo convenience store on Rutherford Road. Authorities tell News Channel 7 that a person has been shot, but the injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies are joined by Greenville Police officers in the search for the suspected shooter.  The Greenville County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit is also involved in the search.

The suspected shooter is male and wore a mask over his face, authorities told WYFF4.

Deputies say it was a store clerk who was shot, and that the bullet tore all the way through his leg.  He declined treatment for his injury.

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office believe this robbery and shooting are connected to a string of similar crimes in the county.  At least two Greenville Dragnet writers were overheard saying, “Yeah, no kidding.”


One Response to “Manhunt Launched for Suspected Convenience Store Shooter (Updated)”

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