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Deputies: Armed robbery victim shoots alleged robber

Published: Jul. 1, 2011 at 8:55 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2011 at 12:48 PM EDT
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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A suspect reportedly shot by the man he was allegedly trying to rob Thursday evening remains in the hospital, according to the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Mike Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, said deputies received a report of a shooting in the parking lot of a the Dollar General store located at 2223 East Howe Springs Road around 6:35 p.m.

Upon arrival, deputies learned the victim of an alleged armed robbery shot the alleged robber, who then fled the scene wounded. The suspect's gun was found at the scene.

Nunn said the suspect went to an area hospital in a privately owned car, where he remains in an unknown condition.

The victim is a holder of a Valid Concealed Weapons Permit and was uninjured in the attack.

The suspect's identity has not been released at this time as he is not under arrest yet due to being in the hospital.

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