• Deputies: Woman robs, shoots driver outside pottery store

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    LULA, Ga. - Hall County deputies are looking for a robber who shot a woman Thursday morning.

    The incident happened on Highway 365 in Lula around 9 a.m.

    Deputies said a 59-year-old woman parked at Wayne Wilson Pottery was confronted before she could leave her car. They said the victim handed over her purse and was shot.

    Deputies don’t have a detailed description but said the robber was a woman. They said she was headed northbound when she left the area in a red SUV.

    Gary Wilson told Channel 2's Carl Willis that the worst that ever happened at his father's pottery shop was some vandalism.

    "It definitely makes you start thinking this is going to be a new day from here on out in how we conduct business. You hate that someone can steal your security with the pull of a trigger," Wilson said.

    Store owner Wayne Wilson showed Willis how he helped the employee after the shooting.

    "I could tell she was sort of going down. I finally got her in that chair," he said.

    The victim was flown to the hospital for treatment. Deputies said her injuries are not life-threatening.

    Deputies encouraged everyone in the area to remain alert until a suspect is caught.

    "We're cautioning anyone that might encounter this person that they are considered armed and dangerous," Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks said.

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