Pharmacy worker killed in chaotic gun battle during robbery at suburban Sacramento drug store
NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. – A shootout in the Sacramento suburbs has left a pharmacy worker dead and police hunting for two drugstore robbers.
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran says two men walked into a Rexall pharmacy Thursday afternoon and demanded drugs.
Curran said the robbers and an armed employee began firing at each other in the store in a chaotic gun battle that continued into the parking lot. He said investigators are still trying to sort out who fired first.
The sheriff's department says a 27-year-old pharmacy employee died after being shot in the chest. Curran says a 37-year-old employee who was eight months pregnant was shot in the foot.
The employee involved in the shooting was not injured.