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Search for robber who shot clerk continues

WICHITA — Police are still looking for the robber who shot and seriously wounded a store clerk on North Broadway late Thursday afternoon.

The shooting occurred at about 5:20 p.m. at Camelus Gold & Leather, 1430 N. Broadway, police said.

The robber came into the store, demanded jewelry, and shot the 43-year-old man in the right side of his chest.

The suspect left with an estimated $28,000 in gold rings and gold necklaces, police said.

The shooting victim was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in serious condition, and police officials on Friday said he is expected to survive.

"It was a through-and-through wound," Lt. Darras Delamaide said.

Witnesses told police the shooter is a Hispanic male in his mid-20s, about 5-feet-2 and 175 pounds. He wore a white T-shirt and had a stocky build.

There was an eagle tattoo on his right hand and tattoos on the inside of his right arm.

He left in a maroon SUV that resembled an Aztec.

Two other employees in the store were not injured in the robbery, police said.

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