A fight occurred in front of a Chestnut Hill apartment building in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, just before midnight.
A pizza delivery driver shot and wounded a robber who attempted to steal his car on his first day of work. The pizza delivery driver, who was 21 years old, was attacked by two individuals wearing masks. They forced him into the back of his car, demanded money, and attempted to steal his vehicle.
The driver’s employer says that the robbery attempt happened after the suspects completed a delivery to a building on Stenton Avenue in the 7700 block.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small reported that the 21-year-old delivery man managed to exit the vehicle and confront one of the perpetrators, armed with a gun. The delivery man fired at least two shots.
A 23-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He reached approximately 300 feet from the incident before the police apprehended him. His status at Einstein Medical Center after surgery was listed as stable.
The second suspect is believed to have entered Springfield Township.
There was a gunfight between the delivery driver and the suspect who was shot, which was reported to authorities. No one hit the driver.
The brother of the delivery driver, who was talking to the victim on the phone at the time, is being questioned by police as a potential witness.
According to the police, the driver shot a 23-year-old man in the buttocks. He was lying on the ground nearby when police arrived.
The suspect was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The authorities had him in custody and pending charges.
However, the second suspect, described only as a person wearing black clothing, has yet to be discovered. A weapon was found at the scene.
According to CBS News, law enforcement sources state that the delivery driver had a valid concealed carry license.