Gas station employee shot in foot in reported First Hill beer robbery

Police and Seattle Fire units responded to the James Street 76 Friday night after an employee was shot in the foot in a reported armed robbery of beer from the gas station.

The incident unfolded just after 8 with a report of a man shot in the ankle at the station in the 900 block of James on First Hill. Police arrived to find the injured clerk and another employee who said they had chased the suspect from the station’s convenience store as the man attempted to steal beer.

Police were looking for the suspect reported to be a black male in his 30s who may have fled the area in a vehicle. There were no immediate arrests.

The injured employee, a male in his 20s according to SPD, was transported to nearby Harborview for care.

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