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An active manhunt is taking place after a business owner is gunned down inside his store. Police in Fairfield say the owner of a jewelry store was shot and killed during a robbery Thursday. This morning, police are looking for two suspects. The victim is 54-year-old Buong Lee. We are told he has owned Jewelry for Less for about 14 years and everyone knew him in the community. Chief Patrick Mardis says his family moved here from Vietnam to make a living. The shooting happened around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Police say two blacks males walked into jewelry store. They had some type of interaction with the victim's wife while inside. Lee came from behind a counter or work area and that is when he was shot in the head and killed. Police are not saying if the suspects took anything, but they say a jewelry case was burst open. Chief Mardis calls the incident a senseless crime. He says police are trying to keep that area of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive safe, but urges business owners to learn from this tragic incident. Police do have surveillance video from the store and are reviewing it. Investigators are looking into whether or not the suspects were former customers of the store. The two suspects were driving a black Nissan Maxima. If you have any information, call police at 786-4111
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