DEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A gas station clerk was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery at Ames Street Sunoco in Dedham late Thursday night, according to Dedham Police.
Officers were called to the scene shortly before 11 p.m. to reports that a person had been shot in the convenience store. Officials believe two masked people demanded money from the clerk before shooting him and fleeing the scene.
The clerk has been transported to a hospital for treatment, and the scene remains active while Dedham and Massachusetts State Police investigate.
Owner Jack Audy said it was the first armed robbery at the station in the 35 years he's been there. He told WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe about the phone call he received from the clerk, who he said was a new employee.
"I received a phone call from him, 'I've been shot, I've been shot,' so I panicked, I got up, got dressed, and came down to the station," Audy said.
Audy said he watched surveillance video showing two men coming from Route 109, putting masks on, then walking into the front office putting a gun up to the clerk's head. Audy said the clerk was shot in the leg after he threatened to call the police on them.
He's thankful for the people coming by to check in on the staff after the shooting.
"They make me keep my spirit up, make me stronger," he said. "I know there's a lot of decent people, they care."