According to police and local sources, a 21-year-old Philadelphia pizza delivery man turned the tables on two would-be carjackers late on Tuesday. He drew his own revolver and shot one of the suspects in the buttocks.
According to Philadelphia police, the attempted robbery and carjacking occurred just before midnight in front of an apartment complex in the 7700 block of Stenton Avenue in the Chestnut Hill neighbourhood.
According to FOX29 Philadelphia, the two masked male suspects tried to rob the 21-year-old while forcing him into the backseat of his car at gunpoint.
The delivery worker, who according to KYW-TV was on his first day, managed to stop the would-be burglars.
“At one point, the 21-year-old delivery man was able to get out of the vehicle and confronted one of the perpetrators who had a gun and the 21-year-old delivery man, we know, fired at least two shots,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters.
According to police, one suspect, a 23-year-old male, was shot once in the buttocks. Later, he was discovered close on the ground by responding officers.
The injured suspect was sent to a nearby hospital where his condition is stable. He was being held, and charges were being prepared.
It is thought that the second suspect ran into Springfield Township.
The delivery driver apparently escaped the event unharmed and was in possession of a valid carry licence.
The inquiry, according to police, is still active and ongoing.