Frederick community rallies for clerk shot during Exxon robbery

Regulars at an Exxon location in Frederick are voicing their concern after a clerk was shot and injured during a robbery Thursday night.

According to those who frequent the gas station, the victim is a hard working employee who is also in school.

Police say they responded to the scene around 9:30 p.m. after the victim ran to a nearby CVS store. She told the officers she was working when two men came in and demanded money.

Sources told FOX 5 that the suspects were wearing masks and gloves. Police say one of them drew a gun and fired it at the young woman before running away from the scene.

"It's concerning because there was no reason to shoot her. She wasn't resisting, she wasn't being aggressive, she was listening to what their demands were. For us it's very troubling," said Frederick City Police officer Michele Bowman.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Police believe she will survive.

Customers visited the Exxon the next day asking about the victim, hoping she's okay.

"That's one person in the whole world that wouldn't deserve anything like that to happen to them. She's just great, she always has a smile on her face…just a really good person. When something like this happens it just shocks you," said John Kelly, a customer at Exxon.

Police say the suspects were described as two black males, both under 6 feet tall.

If you have any information that might help police in their investigation, call (240) 529-8844.