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Family identifies store clerk shot in Cranston

The family of a store clerk who was shot several times during a robbery attempt Monday night in Cranston has identified him as 33-year-old Abid Shah. (WJAR)

The family of a store clerk who was shot several times during a robbery attempt Monday night in Cranston has identified him as 33-year-old Abid Shah.

Shah's sister said he's out of surgery. She also thanked the officers who saved his life.

Cranston police said Shah was shot multiple times at the Bestway Food Mart on Park Avenue by someone wearing a hood and skeleton mask.

"Even though he got six bullets in his body, he managed to get up, drag himself to the cooler, and start drinking water and called 911 until the ambulance arrived and took him to the hospital," said Sana Bibi, Shah's sister.

Police said the suspect fled the scene without getting any money from the register.

"I want police to catch this guy because this shouldn't be happening to my brother. It could be anybody's brother, anybody's son, anybody's husband," said Bibi, who added that her brother had just started working at the Cranston convenience store last week after moving to Rhode Island from New York to help care for their parents.

She described her brother as a hard worker who is the sole provider for his wife and two young children.

The family has started a GoFundMe page to help the family with expenses.

"We need prayers. We need help," said Bibi. "He's very hard working man, very respective man. He respects everyone. He's a very good guy."

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call 401-942-2211.



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