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One person shot in south Sacramento County liquor store robberies

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating robberies at two south Sacramento County liquor stores, in which one of the business owners was shot.

The first call was received at 6:32 p.m. Friday from an employee of Star Liquor at 6351 Franklin Blvd., who reported that the owner of the business had been shot by one of two black males during a robbery at the business, said Sacramento County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman. She said the business owner was shot in the arm and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The wound, she said, was not considered life-threatening.

At 6:42 p.m., a call was received from an employee of Port Liquor at 6225 Franklin Blvd., who reported that the store had just been robbed by six to seven black males who came into the business, displayed a handgun and took merchandise, Bowman said. No shots were fired, and no injuries were reported in this incident.

Within minutes after the robberies were reported, the sheriff’s helicopter crew spotted two males walking over a pedestrian bridge on Franklin Boulevard. They reportedly were wearing clothing similar to the descriptions of the suspects’ clothing provided by witnesses to each of the robberies. As the helicopter remained over the two individuals, they began to run. Bowman said the two suspects were apprehended by deputies and a handgun was recovered.

Bowman said investigators are still interviewing witnesses to determine whether the people in custody are connected with the robberies.