Bowie County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting which occurred during an attempted robbery at a local convenience store.Authorities were called around 10:30 last night to the Triple J located in the 4600 Block of South Lake Drive. The female store attendant told deputies that as she was closing the store a young black male, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants entered the building and ask to buy a cigar.

The suspect produced a firearm and demanded the employee to open the drawer. He then allegedly opened fire, striking the clerk in the waist. The suspect fled the store on foot. The victim was taken to Christus St. Michael's Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

If you have any information on this crime you are asked to call Bowie County Sheriff's Investigators at (903) 628-6815, or Crime Stoppers at (903) 793-Stop.