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Man shot while trying to rob Columbus County store

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — Store clerks in New Hanover County have become famous for protecting themselves from would-be robbers. Now that trend has moved out to Columbus County, where there was a shooting earlier today near Lake Waccamaw.

Lake Waccamaw Police say an employee at Waccamaw Outdoor Supply gunned down a man attempting to steal from the store around lunch-time.

Neighbors say they heard three gunshots. When they rushed over to the store, the suspect had been shot in the head.

They say the man who was shot tried to rob the same store last week.

Police are not confirming the identity of the shooter or the robbery suspect at this time. They say the man shot was rushed to Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville, then transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. His condition is unknown.

No word on any charges.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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