ARLINGTON, Va. -- An Apple store store employee was shot in a possible robbery attempt Friday morning.
At least two employees were inside the store at the Clarendon Market Common in the 2700 block of Clarendon Boulevard after it opened at 10 a.m., police said. Someone rang the doorbell at the back door at about 10:15 a.m., and a 26-year-old female employee opened it.
The gunman apparently opened fire right away, striking the victim in the shoulder.
"One of the employees went back to the rear entrance, and the other employee heard a loud bang," Arlington County police Detective Crystal Nosal said.
Police are searching the area via helicopter and with K-9 units for a culprit described as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s about 6-feet tall with a medium build and some type of facial hair.
The back door generally is used for deliveries.
Nothing appears to have been taken from the store.
The employee is said to have non-life threatening injuries.
"We are shocked by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts are with our coworker and her family during her recovery," Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette said.