Armed robber shoots clerk in western Kansas convenience store

Law enforcement officers are searching for a man who shot a convenience store clerk in Plainville, about 25 miles north of Hays, early Sunday morning.

According to Plainville police, a man walked into the Plainville Short Stop convenience store at 4:30 a.m. and pointed a gun at the clerk.

The clerk reached for the gun and the suspect shot him in the right hip. He then fled across US-183 into the town’s residential neighborhoods.

The clerk called police. He was in stable condition at Rooks County Health Center, said police Capt. Chris Davis.

As of early Sunday afternoon, Plainville Police, Rooks County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation were still searching for the man, Davis said.