A man assaulted outside of a Chinese takeout restaurant shot one of his assailants near the intersection of 5th and Rockland streets on Olney.
As the customer left the restaurant around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, he encountered three men. One of them punched him in the face during an attempted robbery, Philadelphia police said.
The customer ran down the street and the group chased him. During the pursuit, he shot one of his assailants in the leg, police said. The shooter told officials he fired in self-defense and has a permit to carry. He stayed at the scene and waited for law enforcement officials to arrive.
Police took the customer into custody and are holding him for questioning. The 19-year-old robbery suspect is also in police custody while recovering from non-life threatening injuries at Einstein Hospital. Police also questioned one other male in connection with the incident.