Police said a man carrying a semi-automatic gun came into a Kangaroo convenience at 10805 U.S. Highway 15-501 shortly before 4 a.m. He shot the clerk once, took money from the cash register and fled on foot, heading east.
The clerk, whose name wasn't released, was taken to a hospital. A condition update wasn't available.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Southern Pines police investigators at 910-693-1481 or the Crime Tips Line at 910-693-4110.
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