Two arrested after man shot in Angleton meat market robbery

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Employee shot in stomach in Angleton meat market robbery (KTRK)

Two suspects were arrested this morning after a person was shot in the stomach during a robbery in Angleton.

We're told a juvenile and another suspect are now in police custody. Their ages and names have not been released yet.

The shooting happened around 6am at or near the General Teran Meat Market in the 500 block of South Anderson Street.

Angleton police say the person was shot with a semi-automatic handgun and was sent via LifeFlight to Houston Memorial Hermann Hospital. His condition is unknown.

Police say witnesses saw two suspects run from the scene on foot.

It's unclear at this time if the suspects made off with any money.

The owner of the meat market tells us he was not present during the robbery, but a male employee in his 30s who has worked for the market for about three years was the shooting victim.

This meat market location opened a year ago.

The man who was shot, the owner tells us, picks up the bread that is made in the early morning from their other location in town and brings it here to the location and meets up with the two cooks that open the store.

The owner says two black men went into the store and ordered breakfast tacos. The owner said the cooks felt something weird since they have never seen them before. As one of the robbery suspects stayed at the counter where the tacos were being made, the other one went to the cash register counter in the front and demanded money from the register. The owner says that the employee was shot in the stomach, but does not know why the suspect shot him.

The store does not have any surveillance cameras.

The owner tells us that he heard that the police department found the weapon on the street that appears to be the suspect's gun.

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