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July 18, 2019

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Liquor store clerk shoots juvenile during attempted robbery, police say

Liquor store shooting

A liquor store clerk shot and wounded a juvenile Saturday night during an attempted robbery in the east central valley, Metro Police said.

The shooting occurred sometime about 10 p.m. at the JB Liquor store at 5225 East Tropicana Ave., between Nellis Boulevard and Boulder Highway, police said.

"A juvenile came into the store and attempted to conduct a robbery and he ended up being the victim, because the store clerk ended up shooting him," Metro Lt. W. Graham said.

The juvenile, who was shot twice, was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Graham said he believes the juvenile was armed with a gun. No further details were immediately available about the status of the store clerk.

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