Police: Shot fired during robbery at Newport News Family Dollar

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — No one was injured after a shot was fired during a robbery at a Newport News Family Dollar Wednesday night, police say. 

Newport News police said the robbery happened at the location on Briarfield Road. Officers were dispatched to the scene just before 9:30 p.m.

Police said witnesses reported five to seven suspects wearing masks entered the store and demanded money. One of these suspects fired a shot during the robbery.

The suspects then fled the scene, according to police. No one inside the store was hurt.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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