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Three shot during overnight robbery in Decatur

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Two people are in critical condition and another is recovering after all three were shot during a robbery at a Decatur liquor store early Monday morning.

The shooting happened just after midnight at US 1 Package on the 1900 block of Wesley Chapel Road.

Police say a three men tried robbing the business and that's when shots were fired. The owner of the store was shot in the chest while an off-duty corrections officer, who happened to be on the scene, shot one of the suspects in the back. That suspect was last listed in critical condition.

The owner of the store was taken an area hospital where he also remains in critical condition, at last check.

Another man was also shot. All three victims are expected to survive. The shootings took place outside the store.

"Speculation right now is leaning toward possible robbery related," said Lieutenant Mark Lavigne with DeKalb County PD. "The owner had come to the store at closing time and was confronted by, it appears, these three individuals. We're still trying to determine exactly what happened, talking to witnesses, trying to look at video and all that right now." 

Police have three suspects in custody.

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