Two gunmen shot in 'brazen' robbery attempt at Detroit dispensary 

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A trio of armed robbers messed with the wrong dispensary Tuesday afternoon.

Two of the gunmen were shot and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after one of them pistol-whipped a 29-year-old employee at Puff-N-Pass at Dexter near Chicago on Detroit’s west side at about 1 p.m., according to Detroit police. A third suspect fled on foot.

The 47-year-old owner opened fire on the suspects, leading to a brief shootout. The employee also had a gun.

"It’s a pretty brazen crime in the middle of the day on a busy street. It’s fortunate that more people weren’t hurt," Detroit Police Capt. Ian Severy told Fox 2.

Two of the wounded suspects "attempted to flee at which point they were cut off by citizens and held until police arrived," Severy said.

Police said the shooting appeared to be in self-defense.

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