|Crime scene at Laurel Walmart|
A man robbed the local Walmart store in Laurel, Maryland, then took a 28-year old store employee outside, shot him once in the chest, then fled, lighting a car on fire after ditching it. The employee was taken to the hospital and treated.
From an article:
Authorities say the gunman approached the employee inside the store and demanded he turn over money.
After the employee complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of money, the gunman forced him outside and shot him in the parking lot before fleeing the scene in a dark colored van.
The 28-year-old was shot in the upper body and was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators say that while they were at the scene, a vehicle was found fully engulfed in flames nearby. Officers say the vehicle may have been used by the suspect to flee.
The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a dark mask, black pants, a black jacket and a gray or white sweatshirt with a hood.
Ashley Hardie, spokeswoman for Walmart, called the shooting a senseless act of violence and said the store is working with the Laurel Police Department to identify the suspect.
"We take the safety of our associates and customers very seriously and will continue to work with police to provide a safe and secure environment," said Hardie in a statement given to FOX 5.(a related news video)
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