61-year-old employee shot in leg during attempted robbery inside Brooklyn Dollar Tree store

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Thursday, January 5, 2023
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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An employee was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery at a Dollar Tree in Brooklyn Wednesday night.

Police say the incident happened around 8:40 p.m. at a Dollar Tree located at 679 Van Sinderen Avenue in East New York.

The victim, a 61-year-old male employee, was shot one time in the leg.

He was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he's listed in stable condition.

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The male suspect fled from the scene. He was last seen wearing camouflage clothing.

Police are looking into whether he removed any property from the store.

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The investigation is ongoing.


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