Man shot while chasing suspects after bodega robbed in Astoria

ASTORIA, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for the men who robbed a Queens bodega at gunpoint and shot a man who chased after them.

Police say two men walked into the store on 36th Avenue in Astoria around 8:30 p.m. Saturday while a third stood outside as a lookout.

The two men pulled a gun and demanded cash.

After a scuffle, a 30-year-old man ran after the suspects and was shot in the leg about a block away from the bodega.

Police say all three men were wearing masks and dark clothing. They jumped into a van and got away with about $2,000.
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Surveillance video showed the suspects inside the bodega.

The shooting victim, Mohammed Ahmad, is recovering in the hospital.

He lives in Jamaica, Queens and is married to the sister of the store owner.

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