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Fred's shooting victims in stable condition

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RAINSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Rainsville Police Chief Charles Centers said two people were shot at the Fred's store in Rainsville.  It happened Friday around 9 p.m.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said one employee was locking the door and another was mopping when someone wearing a ski mask came up and shot both men through the glass door.

The suspect never entered the store.

The suspect then fled on foot, and witnesses said he got into a red vehicle, possibly a red Honda Accord. 

Police believe the incident may have been an attempted robbery but said it is not conclusive, and there are other possible motives.

Police said the suspect is a white male, approximately six feet tall, was wearing a hoodie, had heavy clothing on and scrappy facial hair.

Sheriff Harris said 24-year-old Josh Nance of Fyffe and 39-year-old Matt Whitt of Rainsville were shot in the back and were in serious but stable condition at Huntsville Hospital. Whitt and Nance were both employees of the store who were working near the front of the store just after closing Friday. Harris said the gunman shot both through the glass door and fled.

Police are reviewing surveillance video to try to identify the suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department or the Rainsville Police Department.

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