Police: Shots fired in convenience store hold-up

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver police say a friend of a convenience store clerk fired shots at a robber during an early morning hold-up, but it's unclear if the man was injured.

Police said the call came in at 4:46 a.m. Wednesday at a Circle K on East Fourth Plain Boulevard. A male suspect entered wearing a gas mask, pointed a gun at the clerk and robbed the store.

A friend of the clerk was armed and followed the suspect outside. Police said the suspect turned around and pointed his gun at the clerk's friend, who fired several shots.

The robber ran to a waiting car and fled. He was described as a white male, 18 to 25, about 5-foot-6 and thin, wearing a black leather jacket, blue jeans and a gas mask.

The vehicle was described as a white, two-door Honda Accord from the mid-1990s.