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Police: Bystander shoots robbers at 7-Eleven, 1 dies

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Police say a bystander shot two armed males as they robbed a Virginia Beach 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, “Nobody’s gonna point a gun at me and get away with it.”

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