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Gas Station Clerk Shot Over Cigarettes And Bad Credit Card

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - St. Louis  police are  looking for man who shot a store clerk over a pack of cigarettes and a credit card.

It happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday at the B.P. station on Bircher and Marcus when a woman tried to use a bad credit card to buy cigarettes.

Authorities said the clerk had already given her the cigarettes and he asked for them back when the card didn't work.

That led to an argument with the woman. Less than 30 minutes later a man showed up, argued with the same clerk, then pulled a gun and shot the clerk in the stomach.

The gunman took off in a silver 4 door car.

Authorities said this is a problem area and new surveillance cameras are set for installation.

The 30 year old part-time clerk was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, but is expected to be OK.

The owner says the woman is a regular customer.