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Store employee shot and killed during robbery at South Kansas City shopping center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A robbery turned deadly shooting has shaken up a South Kansas City shopping center Monday afternoon in the area of Longview Road and Blue Ridge Boulevard.

FOX 4's Megan Dillard talked with the owner of the store where the shooting occurred, a Boost Mobile.

He said that he had a female employee clocking out while the shooting victim was arriving to work. The owner said a man drove up, ran in with a gun, and robbed the store. The female employee opened the drawer, but the other employee reportedly said: "You're not robbing us today." That's when the man with the gun shot him twice in the chest.

FOX 4 was at the scene in time to watch paramedics take the victim off in an ambulance, which is when the owner pulled up and talked with the girl who was working. The account of the robbery we're reporting is what she told him -- police wouldn't let FOX 4 talk with her or finish our conversation with the owner.

Police haven't made any arrests or released a suspect description. If you know anything that will help investigators, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.