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Police investigate at the Richland Avenue/West Market Street Exxon station after a clerk was fatally shot Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert

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Police are searching for the man who fatally shot a York City gas-station clerk during an attempted robbery.

It happened about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, inside the Exxon at the corner of West Market Street and Richland Avenue, according to Lt. Troy Bankert, who supervises the York City detective bureau.

Aditya Anand, 44, of West Market Street in West York, was pronounced dead at 6:13 a.m. at York Hospital by Deputy Coroner Tania Zech, according to York County Coroner Pam Gay.

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Anand had just started his work shift for the day when he was gunned down, she said.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the torso, according to Bankert.

The lieutenant said it's not immediately clear whether Anand suffered more than one gunshot wound.

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Anand was shot inside the Exxon store, then made his way outside and collapsed in the parking lot, according to Bankert.

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Found by passer-by: He was discovered a short time later by a passer-by, who called 911, the lieutenant said.

Responding officers provided care to Anand until an ambulance crew arrived and rushed him to York Hospital, Bankert said.

An autopsy was set for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital, according to Gay.

Police said the killer is a large black man, about 30 years old. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, an olive-drab coat, jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about the homicide is urged to call York City Police at 717-846-1234 or download the York City PD app.

The best way to get information to police is through the department's anonymous texting service, Bankert said. Text "Yorktips" and your information to 847-411.

Bankert said it appears the homicide is unrelated to Monday night's shooting in the 700 block of West King Street.

The victim in that shooting is expected to survive, he said.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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