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Armed robber shoots, critically wounds Long Beach mini-mart clerk

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A clerk at a Long Beach mini-mart was in critical condition after being shot during a robbery, police said Tuesday. 

The shooting was reported around 7:50 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of East 7th Street near Cerritos Avenue, according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department. 

Officers discovered a store clerk had been shot in the upper body. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics took him to a hospital, where he was in critical condition.

His condition prompted the involvement of homicide investigators, who want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting.

Police did not have a description of the armed robber, who fled with an unspecified amount of cash. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Long Beach Police Dets. Scott Lasch and Donal Goodman at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be called into (800) 222-8477.

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