JAMAICA, Queens (PIX11) — A Queens pawn shop employee is described as being in critical condition after being attacked with a metal rod.

Police did not give the name or age of the victim, who was taken to a nearby hospital after the incident. Officials received a call about a man shot at about 12:59 p.m.; the address given, 178-22 Jamaica Avenue, houses the Global Pawn Shop.

Originally, police said the victim was shot in the head, but later clarified he was struck with a metal rod. The attack appears to have happened during a robbery.

The suspect fled the scene after the attack, and police did not provide a description. The investigation is ongoing and no one is in custody.

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