Store Owner Shot in Bridgeport

The shooting happened during an attempted robbery, police said.

By Bob Connors
|  Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013  |  Updated 3:43 PM EDT
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Store Owner Shot in Bridgeport

Police responded to East Side Sport at 959 East Main Street in Bridgeport after the store's owner was shot during a robbery attempt Tuesday morning.

The owner of a store in Bridgeport was rushed to the hospital after being shot during a robbery attempt.

The shooting occurred inside East Side Sport at 959 East Main Street, according to police.

The victim has been identified as Felix Reyes, 65, the owner of the store, according to Felipe Reyes, the victim's son.

A  masked man walked into the store around 10:10 a.m., pulled a gun, and in Spanish, told Felix Reyes that he was robbing the store.  Reyes was not willing to hand over the money and was shot once in the waist, according to Felipe Reyes.

Felix Reyes was rushed to the hospital.

"My father's in stable condition.  Thank God they shot him in the waist," Felipe Reyes said.

Police continue to search for the gunman.

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