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Victim shoots suspects during robbery in Old North St. Louis

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A victim and suspects exchanged gunfire at this BP gas station in North Cit. Credit: KMOV A victim and suspects exchanged gunfire at this BP gas station in North Cit. Credit: KMOV
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Authorities say a victim and two robbery suspects were wounded when they exchanged fire during a robbery in Old North St. Louis.

Police say the incident happened at a BP gas station the intersection of Madison and Florissant around 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

The victim went up to the gas station window to buy something. He had a gun in his waistband, police said. He has a CCW permit.

A suspect then tried to grab the gun, but the victim pulls out another gun before the suspect fired shots. The victim then returned fire wounding the suspect.

Police said another suspect got out of a car and he was also hit. One suspect was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the stomach.

The suspects then drove to a hospital, where authorities say they were conscious and breathing when they arrived.

The victim was shot in the shoulder during the robbery, police said. He went up the street to his house to call police.

The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a hospital.

The gas station clerk was not hurt.

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