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Store clerk shot in armed robbery at Columbia Family Dollar

Two men rob a Family Dollar store in Columbia; Photo Source: Store surveillance footage Two men rob a Family Dollar store in Columbia; Photo Source: Store surveillance footage
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) -

A store clerk was shot Saturday during an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store in Columbia and authorities are asking for help from the public in solving the crime.

Police responded to the scene just after 10 a.m.

The store is located at 412 South High School Avenue. 

"Two black males entered the business this morning, both wearing bulky coats, scarfs around their faces and beanie winter caps," said Columbia Police Department Captain of Investigations Rita Pickering.

According to Pickering, the clerk is a 52-year-old woman, who was transported to Forrest General suffering from at least two gunshot wounds to the neck.

Pickering added that the two suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

If you have any information, contact the Columbia Police Department at 601-736-8204.

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