Store clerk shot during robbery

Smithville Market

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The owner of a Dayton market tells 2 NEWS one his employees was hit in the head and shot in the leg during an attempted robbery early Thursday.

It happened just before 2:00 a.m. at the Smithville Market on Smithville Road.

Dayton police say the two suspects were wearing hoodies and had their faces covered. At least one of the suspects had a 9mm handgun.

The clerk was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. The store owner tells us the man should be okay.

It’s unclear if the suspects got away with anything.

If you have any information about the crime, call Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-7867. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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