Police investigate an armed robbery and shooting at the Circle K Shell gas station, 600 North State Street in Marengo, on Wednesday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

An employee was flown to the hospital after being shot during an armed robbery at a gas station in Marengo early Wednesday morning.

The Marengo Police Department and Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to the Circle K Shell gas station, 600 North State Street, for a report of a shooting and armed robbery.

Marengo Police Department Sgt. Andrew Kjellgren said officers found an adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics and flown to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford in stable condition, according to Marengo Fire Protection District Capt. Patrick Fanning.

Police investigate an armed robbery and shooting at the Circle K Shell gas station, 600 North State Street in Marengo, on Wednesday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The 35-year-old victim, an on-duty gas station clerk, was shot once in the leg during an armed robbery.

Kjellgren said two Hispanic males, possibly 25-35 years of age, entered the store armed with handguns and tried robbing the business.

The suspects fled the scene after shooting the employee and police are asking the public for information on the crime.

Those who have information are asked to call the Marengo Police Department at 815-568-7231 or the McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867.