Apple Store Employee Shot at Virginia Retail Store

The Washington Post reports that an employee at the Apple Store, Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia was shot this morning during what police are currently calling an attempted robbery.

Arlington police said the suspect rang a doorbell at a back service entrance. A 26-year-old female employee opened the door and was shot, said Detective Crystal Nosal, a police spokeswoman.

Nosal said it was unclear whether the employee and the shooter exchanged words and whether he was after merchandise or money. Police said the unidentified victim suffered a wound to her right shoulder and was in serious, but stable condition at an area hospital. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening, Nosal said.

The store is currently closed while police investigate the incident, and they are expected to release surveillance tape in hopes of identifying the assailant.

Apple has also released a brief statement about the shooting:

"We are shocked by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts are with this co-worker and her family," said Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. "We're working with police to catch the person who committed this act."