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Good Samaritan shot trying to break up robbery

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A man is recovering after he was shot several times while trying to break up a robbery at a gas station in southwest Atlanta early Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Texaco gas station in the 2700 block of Martin Luther King Drive.

Police say a man was standing just outside the store when three suspects tried to rob him. An armed customer pumping gas saw what was happening and tried to intervene, and that's when he was shot at least five times.

The customer was taken to Grady Hospital in stable condition.

The suspects got away in a white-colored car, police said.

Police recovered both weapons used in the shootings.

"They shot approximately 20 shots at each other. The suspects were able to flee the scene in their white sedan," said Atlanta Police Captain Brian Schiffbauer. "The victim was shot five times and was taken to Grady Hospital."

If you have any information on the shooting, you're asked to contact Atlanta Police.

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