Four Shot, Two Dead in Robbery Gone Wrong in Nicetown

Four people were shot, two killed in a robbery gone wrong in Nicetown early Friday morning, police said.

Police said a gunman wearing a ski mask approached a group of people along the 1900 block of Brunner Street around 2 a.m. and tried to rob them.

A person in the group then pulled out a gun and shots were exchanged, according to investigators on the scene.

Police said in all, four people were hit including the alleged suspect, a 26-year-old male who fled from the scene, collapsed and died a short distance away.

Three other people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, a 21-year-old man died at the hospital. An 18-year-old man was listed in critical condition.

A 21-year-old woman was struck in the arm and listed in stable condition.

No arrests were made as the investigation continued.

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