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Man shot during convenience store robbery in York County

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The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said a man was shot during a convenience store robbery in York County Wednesday night.

The man was taken to a local hospital. Information on his condition was not immediately released.

Authorities said sheriff’s deputies were called out to a report of an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven in the 8600 Block of George Washington Memorial Highway at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday.

On the way there, deputies received information that there was one victim inside the store with a gunshot wound.

A preliminary investigation indicated two suspects, one armed with a handgun, went in the store and demanded money from the clerk.

Authorities did not immediately release further details on the incident, citing an open investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to contact the sheriff’s office’s FB TIP LINE at 757-890-4999 or the Crime Line at 888- LOCK-U-UP. Refer to report No. 2003907.

This story will be updated.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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