VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Police in Virginia say a bystander shot two males as they robbed a convenience store and one of them has died.
Virginia Beach police said in a statement that the shooting occurred early Thursday at a 7-Eleven.
They said they believe three people tried to rob the store before two were shot by a bystander. The third person was taken into custody a short distance from the store.
Police said the man’s gun is legal.
7-Eleven customer Barrie Engel told The Virginian-Pilot she saw the men burst into the store with masks on and guns drawn and they started taking money out of the drawer.
Engel said a man in the back of the store shot two of them. She said he told her no one is “gonna point a gun at me and get away with it.”