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Waukesha gas station clerk shot to death in possible robbery

CREATED May. 29, 2012 - UPDATED: May. 29, 2012

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WAUKESHA - A gas station clerk has been killed after a shooting at a Waukesha gas station.

Nayyer M. Rana, 56, was found dead at the Petro Mart on East Broadway before 4:20 Tuesday morning.

No one has been arrested in the case.

Waukesha police say a suspect was seen wearing a black ski mask, black jersey or hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.   The victim's family spokesman says a $3,000 reward is offered for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in this matter.

"Robbery is being investigated as a possible motivation," Waukesha Police spokesman Ron Oremus said in a news release.  "It has not yet been determined how much, if any, money is missing."

Police have been talking to one man who was initially believed to be a witness.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Nick Montes said that the station was blocked off with crime tape at about 5:00 a.m., as about a dozen police cars came on scene.

Investigators collected evidence by using shell markings.

Oremus told Montes investigators plan to use surveillance video and "all possibilities" in trying to find the suspect.

This type of crime is unusual for Waukesha, and people who live in the area expressed worry.

"I was quite surprised to look out my window and see all the activity here," Ross Eaton, who lives next to the gas station, told Montes.

Eaton believes he got to know the clerk who was killed.

"Always really nice going in there, you know, late at night.  Usually more awake than we are.  Just a nice person."

"I have children, and they come here periodically.  It's very terrifying," explained Michelle Kimbrough, who regularly goes to the Petro.