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Two Walla Walla Community College coaches help shooting victim

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.—Authorities are investigating three armed robberies in the last three days, two at pizza restaurants, and the latest at a gas station, where someone was shot. 

Walla Walla Police say two suspects walked into the Chevron at 1916 Isaacs Avenue in Walla Walla around 9:45pm Tuesday and demanded cash.  As the clerk was getting out the money one of the suspects shot her.  The victim in her 30's suffered wounds to her arm and abdomen.  Minutes later, two Walla Walla Community College coaches walked into the mini mart and found the victim.

"Just saw the lady behind the counter was bleeding and caught us off guard so we walked over and asked if she was alright and what was going on and she said she had been shot and I looked down and saw there was quite a bit of blood," says Chad Bodnar, WWCC Soccer Coach.

"We just did the basics made sure she sat down, told her to breathe right, ran back and forth for towels to control the bleeding," says Mike Saudenmaier, WWCC Softball Coach.

Both men said they stayed calm while helping the woman.  They stayed until police and paramedics arrived.

"Honestly your reactions just take over and you do what you need to do and nothing really went through my head other than I need to help her out," says Chad Bodnar, WWCC Soccer Coach.

"Just tried to control the situation and help somebody out," says Mike Saudenmaier, WWCC Softball Coach.

The victim had surgery and is now in satisfactory condition.  Police are still looking for the two suspects. If you have any information, call police.

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