Stanislaus County sheriff's detectives Saturday continued looking for leads in the death of a convenience store clerk who was shot during an apparent botched robbery Friday at the business on South Ninth Street between Modesto and Ceres. Harinder Sanghera, 28, of Ceres, was shot during the robbery attempt at the Gas N Shop in the 800 block of South Ninth Street, said sheriff's Lt. Mike Parker. Sanghera was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The convenience store was closed Saturday afternoon. Parker said it appeared there were no customers in the store or at the gas pumps when two men walked in shortly before 3:15 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told investigators that two men were seen running south on South Ninth Street after the gunfire. Sheriff's officials did not have a description of the men. Sheriff's officials ask anyone with information about this shooting to call Detective Darwin Hatfield at 525-7100 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636.
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