A 71-year-old man opened fire on an armed robber in North Philadelphia late Thursday night.
The elderly reportedly took a Chinese takeout in the 2400 block of North 10th Street near Cumberland Street when two men dressed in black announced they were going to rob them.
An unidentified 71-year-old man pulled out his revolver and exchanged gunfire with the robbers.
Philly police said the 71-year-old “emptied his gun” during the shootout.
The victim sustained injuries on his leg and was admitted to a local hospital.
The accused fled on foot and are still absconding.
Fox 29 Philadelphia reports:
A 71-year-old man is in stable condition after police say he fought two suspects during an attempted robbery.
The incident happened late Thursday night in the 2400 block of North 10th Street in North Philadelphia.
The victim told police that he was walking home from a takeout restaurant when two suspects came out of an alley and attempted to rob him.
According to police, the victim pulled out a revolver and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. He was shot once in the ankle and later transported to Temple University Hospital.
The suspects, two men dressed in black, were last seen fleeing on foot through an alley. Investigators later found two spent shell casings from the suspect’s gun or guns at the scene.
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BREAKING: Another Philadelphian fights back shooting back. A 71-year-old man was shot in the leg by two armed robbers on his way home from a Chinese take-out. But the 71-year-old pulls out an old-fashioned six-shooter revolver and says@phillypoliceHe “emptied his gun.” pic.twitter.com/qMcXkqhlfU
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