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NJ gas station attendant shot, seriously injured in robbery try

(South Brunswick Police Department)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Authorities say a gas station attendant was shot several times and seriously injured during an attempted robbery.

South Brunswick police found the wounded man when they responded to the station on Route 27 around 4:20 a.m. Sunday. The 60-year-old victim was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed in serious condition.

The attendant’s name has not been released. No other injuries were reported in the shooting.

Authorities say no money was taken during the robbery try. They say the people who shot the attendant fled the scene in a car, but it wasn’t clear how many people were being sought.

“These types of crimes are extremely rare in our community,” Chief Raymond Hayducka said. “We are following all leads and working with our County and State law enforcement partners to capture these suspects.”

Further details on the shooting have not been disclosed.