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Manager shot during Walmart robbery in Florida

Victim’s injuries not considered life-threatening; 2 sought

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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BRADENTON, Fla. – A manager at a Florida Walmart was shot and wounded during a robbery Tuesday night, and police said they were still looking for the two culprits.

The shooting occurred at a Bradenton store, news outlets reported.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigators said the men involved in the Walmart robbery appear to be connected to robberies at a Publix in Palmetto and a Dollar General in Bradenton.

Two men entered the Walmart and demanded money, but a manager refused, deputies said. One of the men pointed a gun at the manager’s head, and the manager continued to refuse, officials said.

The men tried to leave the store, and the manager followed, authorities said. The armed robber fell and shot the approaching manager in the leg, according to officials.

The two men then fled the area.

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The manager was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, deputies said.