A convenience store clerk shot a man in the back when the man allegedly tried to rob the store Thursday night, said Kern County Sheriff's Lt. Dana Albro.

The man was taken to a hospital for his injuries. Albro said she did not know if the injuries were life threatening.

At about 8:45 p.m., deputies were just arriving at the scene at the South Union Mini-Mart, 5500 S. Union Ave., so nothing more was known, Albro said.