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Man shot during robbery at Raytown smoke shop

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A man was hospitalized with serious injuries Tuesday night after he was shot during an armed robbery at a smoke shop in Raytown, police said.

Officers responded to the shooting shortly after 8:25 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Smoke Store at 5220 Blue Ridge Cutoff, where they found a man who was shot during a robbery.

The victim was found in the convenience store’s parking lot, according to information released by police detective Brandon Jeffery.

A suspect was seen heading southbound in the area in a tan, two-door car, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked by police to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Luke Nozicka covers local crime and federal courts for The Kansas City Star. Before joining The Star, he covered breaking news and courts for The Des Moines Register.

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