Shot fired during early-morning robbery in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



A shot was fired early Saturday morning when two masked men robbed a convenience store in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department. No one was injured.

The robbery occurred about 3:50 a.m. at the Star Mart convenience store at 2517 Andresen Road, a VPD bulletin said.

Two men entered the store wearing masks and demanded money from the register, one of them pointing a handgun at the clerk.

As the two robbers ran from the scene, one fell and the gun discharged, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.

No injuries were reported and there was no damage to the building, she said.

Police ask that anyone with information on the robbery, or anyone who recognizes the people in the surveillance photo, contact Vancouver police.