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Lamplighter Lounge robbed at gunpoint, shots fired at fleeing robber

(Source: Meg Gatto / Fox 8 Photo) (Source: Meg Gatto / Fox 8 Photo)

A shot was fired after a Metairie bar was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies, a masked gunman entered the Lamplighter Lounge in the 900 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

The gunman rushed in, went behind the bar and demanded money from the register. He then took cash from video poker machines, police said.

There were about a dozen people, including customers and employees, in the bar at the time of the robbery.

One witness described the suspect as a "black dude with a mask."

The sister of the bar owner said she was told by witnesses that as the suspect was leaving the bar, an armed customer followed the suspect out and fired three shots.

An ambulance arrived at the scene a short time later, but no injuries have been reported.

JPSO deputies are scouring a nearby parking lot for evidence.

The suspect is still at large.

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