NBC10.com - Keith Jones
A deliveryman from a Chinese restaurant in the Oxford Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia is fighting for his life. Police say he was lured to the scene and shot by robbers. NBC10's Keith Jones reports.
A delivery man is fighting for his life after police say gunmen lured him to a home and then shot and robbed him.
Police say the victim, a delivery man for Panda Carry, an Oxford Circle Chinese restaurant, was called to a vacant home on the 6200 block of Kindred Street in Northeast Philadelphia around 7:40 p.m. When he arrived in his car, he was met by three men who robbed him. During the robbery, police say one of the men pulled out a shotgun and shot the victim in the chest.
The suspects then fled the scene. Investigators have not revealed how much money the suspects stole.
The unidentified deliveryman, who police say is in his 40's or 50's, was taken to Einstein Hospital where he is currently in critical condition. He is now undergoing surgery.
"These delivery type robberies occur often and they're very important to us," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. "Especially when the robbery results in a shooting."
Police say the suspects were wearing dark clothing but have not yet released a physical description.
If you have any information on this incident, please call Philadelphia Police.