A gas station attendant was shot in a Monday night holdup in Huntington Station, and Suffolk police have launched a massive hunt for the robber, authorities said.

The worker at first did not want to give up money when a masked robber confronted him about 9:45 p.m. at a pump at the USA gas station on New York Avenue at Depot Road, police said.

“There was a little scuffle, then he was shot,” said Det. Sgt. Kevin Baumgardner of the Second Precinct.

The shooter fled with about $300 to $400, police said.

The attendant was shot in the leg and was awaiting surgery overnight to remove the bullet, police said. His injury was not life-threatening, police said.

Barry Zulla said he was working at his auto body shop across the street when he heard a single gunshot. An employee ran out of Zulla’s shop and saw a man running from the gas station and a driver speeding off with the fuel line still attached to the vehicle, Zulla said.

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Zulla said he knows the attendants who work at the gas station and was told they make $9 an hour.

“It’s not worth getting shot,” Zulla said.

Early Tuesday morning, police were searching for the suspect using a helicopter and canine units. The shooter appeared to be thin, was about 6 foot tall and wore a blue sweatshirt, police said.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.