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Philly Police: Would-Be Robbers Shot in Separate Incidents

The shooting was the second incident in Philadelphia Saturday night in which a robber was shot by his intended victim, according to investigators.

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    Philly Police: Would-Be Robbers Shot in Separate Incidents

    For the second time in one night, a would-be victim turned the tables on a robber in Philadelphia, according to police. Officials say a pizza deliveryman shot a suspect who was trying to rob him in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday night.

    The deliveryman was on the 1400 block of Wellington Street at 9:24 p.m. when he was approached by a 19-year-old man who tried to rob him, police said. The deliveryman, who was armed, opened fire, striking the suspect once in the right lower leg and once in the left lower leg.

    The suspect was taken to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition, police said. They have not yet released his identity.

    The shooting was the second incident in Philadelphia Saturday night in which a robber was shot by his intended victim, according to investigators. Police say the owner of an auto repair shop shot a man who was trying to rob his business.