Two people shot in attempted robbery, suspect later found dead

Local News

Two employees of an Iowa convenience store are in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds after an attempted robbery. 

The Le Mars Police Department says the robbery happened just after 6 am Sunday when a man walked into the HyVee Gas station with a handgun and demanded money.

On his way out, he shot the two female clerks in the stomach.

A couple of hours later, the suspect’s car was found in South Sioux City.  The man was found dead in the car from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Le Mars Police say the two women who were shot are in a Sioux City hospital and are stable. 

Officials haven’t released the names of the women or the suspected robber. 

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