Man shoots owner in attempted armed robbery

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Police say a man shot a store owner in the hand during an attempted armed robbery.

The man ran into Greenwood Grocery on Martin Luther King Junior Drive around 6:20 p.m.

He asked the owner for several items – but the owner said he didn’t have them.

That’s when the man shot the 73-year-old owner in the right hand.  The victim was taken to the hospital.

Police say the shooter was wearing a yellow sweatsuit with a hood.

He ran out of the store without taking anything.

The investigation is underway.


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