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EMPLOYEE SHOT TO DEATH, ANOTHER HURT IN ROBBERY

A 22-year-old employee was fatally shot and another was pistol-whipped after three men wearing masks pushed their way into a Brooklyn store and announced a robbery, police said.

The intruders forced three employees into the back of the store on Avenue U in Gravesend after going in at about 6:45 p.m. Friday, police said in a statement.

The shooting victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he died less than an hour later. Police said the employee who was pistol-whipped declined medical attention. The three suspects fled on foot, police said.

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