Would-Be Victim Shoots Armed Robber: Police

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    Police say an armed man turned the tables on three gunmen who tried to rob him.

    Investigators say the unidentified man was walking on 7th and Huntingdon around 4:15 a.m. when he was approached by three armed robbers.

    Police say the suspects took out their weapons and pointed them at the man. The man, who was armed, took out his gun as well which prompted a shootout. Police have not yet revealed whether the would-be victim or the armed robbers opened fire first.

    One of the robbers was struck in the left hand and right leg, according to police. Police say the two other suspects dropped the wounded robber off at Hahnemann Hospital before fleeing the scene. The wounded suspect will be charged, according to investigators. The other two suspects remain on the loose.

    The would-be victim was not injured in the shooting. Police say the man has a permit to carry his gun and no record. He will not be charged.

    Police are also investigating a shooting in North Philadelphia that left a man dead. Police say an unidentified man in his 40’s was shot once in the head on Lehigh Avenue and 27th Street. He was pronounced dead at 1:03 a.m. No arrests have been made.

    Finally, police are investigating another fatal shooting in Kensington. Police say a 21-year-old man was shot several times in the back and face shortly after 11:15 a.m. on the 2000 block of Bellmore. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 a.m. No arrests have been made.

    If you have information on any of these incidents, please call Philadelphia Police.