Most people shot in the stomach would probably call 911, make piece with their maker, and hope for the best.

A medical marijuana dispensary worker in Southern California who was shot last week walked it off and talked to authorities.

“He was walking around,” said L.A. County Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Dunn, “and able to talk to the deputies.”

The man was shot in a robbery Thursday, authorities said. It happened at 4:05 p.m. at Little Rock Medical Marijuana Dispensary in the 7300 block of Pearblossom Highway in the high desert town of Little Rock, L.A. deputies said.

Another dispensary worker was “pistol whipped in the head,” Dunn said. A third was “kicked and punched” after he was ordered to get on the floor, he said.

Suspects, three to five men in hoodies and face masks, demanded money, marijuana and even the victims’ personal items, deputies said.

The suspects had semiautomatic handguns, they said.

The list of stolen property included currency, cellphones, “unknown quantities of marijuana” and a computer hard drive, sheriff’s officials said.

“The dispensary employee was shot in the stomach by one of the suspects as they fled the dispensary out of the back door,” Dunn said. “The suspects entered a white car and fled in an unknown direction.”

The victims were treated at a hospital for “non-life-threatening injuries,” he said.

Anyone with information on the take down was asked to call deputies at 661-272-2400.

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Raul Duke has been working as a journalist in Southern California for two decades. The medical marijuana juggernaut is one of his many beats. He's a longtime Westside resident who needs to renew his doctor's recommendation soon. If you have news tips, reach out:

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