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Gas station shooting puts city on edge

Gas station shooting puts city on edge

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - Police in Phillipsburg are asking for the public's help to crack a shooting case that has the town on edge.

They're trying to track down two men who shot a gas station attendant.

The owner of the gas station said he is scared for everyone's safety.

The attendant who was shot is still in the intensive care unit at a local hospital.

"All I am doing it praying to God and hoping for the good," said Mr. Gill, who owns the BP station. Gill asked that his first name not be publicized.

The crime took place around midnight Thursday at the BP station in the 700 block of Main Street in Phillipsburg, Warren Co., N..J.

"I'm nervous, my neighbors are nervous and scared," said Gill. "There were small incidents like they'll take $100, $200, $500, but never like this."

"I hope they catch whoever did it. It's not good these poor people, they're just trying to make a living," said customer Nancy Snow.

Phillipsburg police have released a sketch of one man they are looking for.

The owner said he hopes police make an arrest soon so he, his employees, and customers can get some peace.

"I appreciate what the police department is doing. They came out with the sketch quick.

So I hope they will get them," said Gill.

Police have also released the description of the second man possibly involved.

They said he is between 5 feet, 7inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 125 to 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap and dark colored jacket.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Phillipsburg police.


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