Because of recent burglaries at the 295 Park Avenue West convenience store, Coontz said, the business owner had asked two people to guard the business overnight. Those two people were in the building at the time. An altercation followed the intrusion, and one of the two people guarding the building shot Schneurer.
After Schneurer was shot, she began to run, Coontz said. A 48-year-old male witness told police he saw Schneurer lying on the ground with a gunshot wound and drove her to the hospital, according to the police report. The injuries were not life-threatening.