The victims of an attempted armed robbery tell NBC 5 they were held up by four youths, one of whom accidentally shot his own accomplice.
At about 3 a.m. Friday, Arlington police officers were called to the Manchester Park Apartments on the 700 block of Ridge Glen Drive in response to a robbery and shooting.
A short time later a male in his late teens arrived at nearby Arlington Memorial Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
Two people who spoke with NBC 5 said they were the victims of the robbery attempt. They said they had just returned home to the complex when they were approached by four young men who asked if they wanted to buy some speakers. When the pair said no, they said that's when the four men tried to rob them at gunpoint.
When one of the robbery victims tried get the gun away from the robber, one of the armed men accidentally shot his own accomplice multiple times, police said.
The other three men then ran away with the injured man and arrived at the hospital a short time later, police said. The victims of the attempted robbery, who said they had never seen the youths before, were not injured.
Arlington police said they are currently interviewing multiple people in connection with the incident, including the victims and alleged armed robbers.
NBC 5's Josh Ault contributed to this report.