Gas station attendant shot in groin during armed robbery in West Orange

 — A West Orange gas station attendant was undergoing treatment at University Hospital in Newark tonight after he was shot in the groin during an armed robbery, police said.

The attendant, whose name was not released, was struck at least once during the robbery at a Delta station on Park Avenue between Spring Street and Ashland Avenue.

West Orange police Sgt. Charles Bryant said the unidentified male shooter was believed to have fled in a white convertible.

"He ran down the street, and we think he jumped in a car," Bryant said. A second person may also have been in the vehicle, Bryant said.

It was unclear what prompted the shooting or if the attacker made off with cash, the sergeant said. The vehicle was last seen on Park Avenue heading toward Orange.

The attack occurred just after 9:45 p.m. The shooter remained at large late tonight.

The victim’s condition was not immediately released.

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