Shot fired during Sunderland post office incident
A shot was fired during an attempted robbery at a post office in Sunderland, police have said.
Two men - one carrying a firearm - entered the post office on Hylton Road at about 16:50 GMT and demanded cash.
The shop worker refused and the gun was fired before the pair made off empty handed.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said a number of customers were in the shop at the time, but nobody was hurt. Police are appealing for witnesses.
They said the men may have fled in a silver Vauxhall Vectra in the direction of Pennywell.