NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A bystander was shot during a robbery Saturday in Newport News, and police are searching for the suspect.
According to Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department, it happened outside a convenience store located at 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Eley said the suspect demanded money from a man around 7:17 p.m. in front of the store. One shot was fired, hitting a bystander.
A 52-year-old woman was struck, and Eley said she was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The robbery victim was hit by shattered glass during the incident, but was not injured.
The suspect is described as a young, black male wearing a dark gray or black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a black and white bandana partially covering his face.
He was able to get away with cash from the victim, Eley said. The suspect remains at large.
Anyone with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-U-P. Stay with WAVY.com for any new information.
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