71-Year-Old Man Shoots Back at Armed Robbers in Philly, ‘Emptied His Gun’ During Shootout
A 71-year-old man shot back at armed robbers in North Philadelphia late Thursday night.
The elderly man reportedly had just picked up Chinese takeout along the 2400 block of North 10th Street near Cumberland Street when two men dressed in black announced a robbery.
The unidentified 71-year-old 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 was struck in the leg and taken to a local hospital.
The suspects fled on foot and are still at large.
Fox 29 Philadelphia reported:
A 71-year-old man is in stable condition after police say he fought back against two suspects during a robbery attempt.
The incident happened late Thursday night on the 2400 block of North 10th Street in North Philadelphia.
The victim told police was walking home from a takeout restaurant when two suspects emerged from an alley and attempted to rob him.
According to police, the victim pulled out a revolver and exchanged gunfire with the suspects. He was struck once in the ankle and later transported to Temple University Hospital.
The suspects, two males in black clothing, were last seen fleeing on foot through an alley. Two spent shell casings from the suspects’ firearm or firearms were later found on the scene by investigators.
More from Fox 29:
Breaking: Another Philadelphian Fights Back by Shooting Back. 71yr old gets shot in leg by two armed robbers while held up on way home from Chinese take-out. But 71yr old pulls out old fashioned six-shooter revolver & tells @PhillyPolice he “emptied his gun firing back.” pic.twitter.com/qMcXkqhlfU
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) March 3, 2023
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