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Two men who attempted to hold up an Internet cafe were shot and injured by a patron of the business Friday night, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's officials said they got a call at 9:54 p.m. about an armed robbery at Palms Internet Cafe, 8444 SW State Road 200. When deputies arrived at the scene, patrons outside the business told them that two men in masks â€” one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a handgun â€” had barged into the business. The robbers told the approximately 30 patrons to get on the floor, and they demanded money.Officials said one of the patrons, Samuel Williams, drew his own handgun and shot at the robbers, according to sheriff's officials.Both robbers began running toward the front door, and the patron fired several more shots as they fled. The two men got into a car parked nearby and fled.
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