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Massive manhunt after clerk shot in head

Posted at 3:17 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 11:41:09-04

Police say that there have been 6 robberies over the last 48 hours involving the same suspects. In one instance, a 7-Eleven clerk was shot in the head.

"It's very disturbing video to look at because you have a clerk who is just trying to do his job, he's cooperative," said Lt. Jack Clements.  

It did not matter, police say.  

One of the suspects opened fire, critically injuring the clerk. The man is not expected to survive.

"The concern is obviously we want to get them off the street, and get them captured, before they can hurt anybody else," said Clements.

"This clerk was shot for $26 and cigarettes," said Lt. Dan McGrath. 

Police said the four suspects appear to be quite young, possibly between the ages of 15 and early 20s.

During one of the robberies on Monday morning, one of the suspects also fired a gun.

Police say that there does not appear to be a pattern and the robberies have happened in different parts of the city. The police department has created a second robbery task force partly to help deal with recent increase in robberies. The task force was created approximately six weeks ago.  

List of robberies:

2900 block of East Tropicana Avenue at 2:04 a.m. June 4
3700 block of South Nellis Boulevard at 1:45 a.m. June 5
4100 block of East Sahara Avenue at 2:13 a.m. June 5 (clerk shot)
1000 block of South Rainbow Boulevard at 1:18 a.m. June 6 (shots fired)
2400 block of South Nellis Boulevard at 3:05 a.m. June 6
3500 block of North Nellis Boulevard at 4:13 a.m.

Police are encouraging anyone who made have information to contact the police. In addition, police also asked residents who have guns in their homes to make sure that they are secure to help prevent another gun from getting on the streets.