Man shoots himself in toe during fight

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Law enforcement officers descended on Sheetz convenience store early Saturday morning after an argument turned violent.

According to Roxboro police Chief David Hess, at least two people were involved in an argument outside the convenience store about 2:30 Saturday morning. As the men argued, at least one person pulled a gun and began firing.

That plan didn’t work out too well, because the man ended up shooting himself in his big toe.

Initially, police working the scene didn’t have a victim in the shooting spree. The man who fired the gun left the scene on his own and later turned up at a Durham hospital.

Investigators were on the scene, at 925 Madison Blvd. for several hours. Crime scene tape and law enforcement vehicles closed off both entrances to the Sheetz parking lot.

Hess said it’s unclear how many shots were fired and if there was more than one person involved in the incident who had a gun.

“We know who at least one person is who discharged a firearm,” Hess said. “We’re still trying to figure out if anyone else drew guns. He was only one of the people involved in the fight.”

Hess said it’s unclear how many shots were fired and how many people were actually inside the store when the shots were fired.

Police have not publicly identified the person who shot himself. Hess said both people involved in the initial fight are considered victims and suspects in connection with the fight. Investigators are still interviewing victims and suspects in the case. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident. The shooting closed the 24-hour convenience store temporarily. It reopened for business later on Saturday morning.

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