Clerk throws soda at robbers, is shot

October 10, 1990

A 66-year-old convenience store employee in Northwest Baltimore was shot in the chest yesterday after she defied demands for money from two men and threw a cup of soda at one of them, police said.

Venisel Elghazzawi of the 4400 block of Hallfield Manor Drive, Parkville, was treated at Sinai Hospital and released, according to a spokeswoman.

The spokeswoman said the bullet passed through Ms. Elghazzawi's left breast and out her side.

Sgt. Mike Dunn of the Northwest District said Ms. Elghazzawi was working at the 7-Eleven in the 3600 block of Dolfield Avenue about 3:30 a.m. when two men entered the store.

When the gunman demanded money, she threw a cup of soda she had been drinking in his face and he shot her, Sergeant Dunn said.

The two men then ran from the store.

A co-worker who was in the rear of the store during the robbery came to help Ms. Elghazzawi.

Police said the two assailants were from 18 to 20 years old and were last seen wearing gray sweat suits.

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