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updated: 9/4/2014 11:12 PM

Three shot during Aurora restaurant robbery

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Three people were shot Thursday night during an attempted armed robbery at a KFC restaurant in Aurora, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. at 1350 E. New York St., police said.

Two suspects walked into the restaurant, announced they were robbing the business, and sometime during the incident, shots were fired, according to Dan Ferrelli, a spokesman for the Aurora Police Department.

Three male employees were hit by gunfire -- two of whom were critically wounded. All were taken to Aurora hospitals for treatment, Ferrelli said.

Two persons of interest were in police custody late Thursday, and police are following up on leads, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora police at (630) 256-5500 or (630) 892-1000.

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