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Man robbed, shot in head at convenience store

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By Denyse Clark, Reporter

A Lancaster man was shot above his left eye after three men robbed him at a gas station near the intersection of S.C. Highway 9 and Interstate 77 on Saturday, according to a Chester County Sheriff's report. The incident happened around 9 p.m.
Deputies were dispatched to the Chester Regional Medical Center emergency room around 10 p.m. in reference to a gun shot wound, the report said. When officers arrived, they spoke to Quinton Coles, 29, of 213 Hood St. in Lancaster. Coles was awake and coherent, the report said. He told officers he had been at a gas station near I-77 and three black males had jumped him, the report said. Coles said one of the men, wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and blue Nike shoes, shot him and then took his wallet which contained $150 in cash and two credit cards, the report said. Coles told the officers that after he was shot, he ran to McDonald's and knocked on the window of a vehicle and asked for help. Two females in that vehicle took Coles to the emergency room, the report said. One of the women interviewed in the hospital's waiting room told officers that Coles knocked on the car window while she and her cousin were sitting inside and eating. The women saw Coles was bleeding from the head, put him in the car and brought him to the hospital, the report said. Officers took photographs of Coles' wound and issued a victim's form. This case remains under investigation, said Cpt. Jamie Mitchell of the Chester County Sheriff's Office. The only information now available to officers is what's in the incident report, Mitchell said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 581-5131.
“Any leads would help,” Mitchell said.