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Surveillance released in gas station robbery, shooting

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HARTWELL, OH (FOX19) -

A gas station clerk was shot during a robbery and the entire incident was caught on tape. FOX 19 NOW spoke with one of the men behind the counter who was forced to watch as his co-worker was shot just a few feet away from him.

The robbery happened around 10:30 Thursday night at the Sunoco on E. Galbraith Road in Hartwell. The employee said he is still shaken up after the incident but he agreed to share the gas station's surveillance video with FOX 19 NOW to help catch the criminals.

Sunoco gas station clerk Shiva Kuikel complied with the robbers' demands on Thursday night by handing over the money held within the cash register.

"Two people with guns rushed towards the door," Shiva Kuikel explained. "We were both standing with our hands up and the robber pushed me and told me to opened the register so I opened it."

But apparently, the compliance from the two clerks wasn't enough for the robbers. One of them went a senseless step further and shot Kuikel's co-worker, Ganjoni Nadraj. 

"When I was opening the register, I heard a bang, the sound of a gun going off. My co-worker fell down after that on the left side of me," Kuikel said. 

As the surveillance video shows, the robber shot Nadraj in the knee before scooping up what cash was left, finding a plastic bag to put it in and then casually stepping over the same man who he had just shot moments before.

On Friday morning, Shiva Kuikel spoke with Nadraj from the hospital.

"He told me he is okay," said Kuikel. "But he said to me there was a lot of bleeding in his knee and the doctors hadn't decided whether or not to take the bullet out."

The shooting left one employee injured and the other unnerved which is why Kuikel is putting several provisions in place to prevent a similar situation from happening again. Kuikel said the gas station is now doubling the number of security cameras on the premises and they're also installing flood lights around the building.

Police are still searching for the two men involved. They are described as black men in their early 20s and standing around six feet tall. 

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