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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: School lockdown ends after store clerk shoots would-be robber

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A would-be armed robber found out the hard way one Wilmington convenience store was not kidding when it said it would be ready the next time someone tried to hit it up.

Wilmington Police say a robber walked into the Wrightsville County Store on Wrightsville Avenue before noon with a gun. That’s when the clerk pulled out a gun and shot the suspect. Paramedics took the suspect to the hospital.

Wrightsville County Store was one of several targets last month in a string of convenience store robberies by a man in a Spider-Man mask. After being victimized, a clerk at the store said he would be better prepared for future threats.

“I now have heavier tools, I would say,” Mark Headstrong told WWAY October 17. “If they would do that they are going to be shot or we get shot. I don’t know how to express this. Somebody is going to be hurt.”

No word on who the suspect or the clerk are.

Forest Hills Elementary School was on lockdown for a short time after the robbery as a precaution.

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