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Charges Filed in Gas Station Shooting in Springfield

Prosecutors announced Tuesday they have filed charges against a man in connection with a convenience store shooting earlier this month.

24-year-old Armando Garcia is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, as well as a charge of armed criminal action.

Investigators say he fired several shots outside of the Kum and Go located on National and Division in Springfield on August 15.

Garcia claims that another patron of the gas station pulled a gun on him, and he fired into the air to scare them away.

Police say an employee of the convenience store was injured after being hit by shrapnel.

A possible court date in Garcia’s case has not been released.