Convenience store owner shot in leg in Lewis County

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CONSTABLEVILLE — A store owner was shot in the leg during an early morning convenience store robbery in Lewis County, according to law enforcement officials.

Sheriff’s deputies said a masked man entered the Quik N E-Z Mini Mart on Route 26 while it was being opened at about 5:30 a.m. Friday. Deputies said the masked thief shot the store owner once in the leg and stole cash from the shop.

The victim was treated at a Utica hospital for non-life threatening injuries, authorities stated.

No arrests have been made so far. Authorities said the robber wore a blue coat over gray or black-colored pants. They had gray gloves, a dark-colored hood and a bright red facemask.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at 315-376-3511.

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