NBC10 - Katy Zachry
A pizza deliveryman man shot during a robbery attempt gone wrong was likely targeted, according to Philadelphia Police.
A pizza delivery went wrong overnight landing the deliveryman in the hospital as police searched for the suspects.
And, authorities say it appears the thieves targeted the deliveryman when they called for a delivery to the Montevista Apartments in Philadelphia’s Overbrook neighborhood.
“As he approached the sidewalk he was approached by two males -- both males tried to grab the pizza and the money from him,” Police Lt. John Walker. “He struggled with the two males and one of the males fired at least three times.”
A pizza, cell phone and 2-liter marked the spot along the 900 block of N 63rd Street where the worker from Pete’s Pizza was shot three times -- hit in the chest, in the stomach and in the legs. He underwent surgery Thursday morning and could make a full recovery.
The victim, believed to be in 40s to 50s, was rushed to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in critical but stable condition.
“At this point it doesn’t look like they got anything,” Walker said.
Walker said the suspects -- described as two men in dark clothing -- ran off to Nassau Street where they jumped in a waiting getaway car.
Investigators are looking for three suspects, including the getaway driver. They hope surveillance video helps in the investigation.
Walker said the men likely targeted the deliveryman.
“We clearly know that they were lying in wait for him,” said Walker.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Philly Police.