Elderly man shot in gas station robbery

- Police in New York City say a 73-year-old man was shot at a gas station in a robbery that went wrong.

It happened Monday at about 1:20 p.m. at the Sunoco gas station on Gates Ave. in the Bedford-Suyvesant section of Brooklyn.

The NYPD says two male employees, a 53 year-old and a the 73-year-old, were approached by two men with handguns.  They forced the workers inside of the station's service area.

Once inside, the robbers came across a third employee, a 70-year-old man who tried to get away from them. As he ran out, the robbers fired several shots at him.

The 70-year-old pulled out his own handgun and returned fire.  The robbers ran away but not before shooting the 70 year-old in his left leg.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition. There were no other injuries reported.

Police are looking for the two robbers.  They released the follwoing descriptions.

The first suspect is black and was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.  He wore a ski mask during the robbery.

The second man is black and was last seen wearing a white shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.  He had a red bandanna across his face during the robbery.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.  Police say that all calls are strictly confidential.

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