PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (WISSINOMING/NORTHEAST PHILLY)
Police in Philly say a store clerk returned fire, after being shot by an armed robbery suspect. According to a report from 6 ABC ACTION NEWS, the incident happened inside of a variety store on the 5500 block of Torresdale Avenue shortly before 4 a.m., early on Tuesday morning.
Police say two armed male suspects entered the store and went directly behind the counter. They pointed their weapons at the store’s clerk, who was a 32-year old woman. Police say one of the suspects shot the clerk. She was reportedly hit at least two times in the upper thigh. Police said the clerk pulled out her weapon and began firing, after being shot. A total of seven shots were fired at the scene, according to police investigators. The store’s clerk was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where she was last reported to be in critical condition.
The clerk told police she believes she hit the suspect during the exchange of gunfire between the two. A person matching the description of the shooter showed up at Temple University Hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, 45-minutes after the shooting at the store. Police said they plan to bring the store’s manager to the hospital to identify the suspect. The second suspect remains on the loose, but police say they are in possession of the store’s surveillance video, which they said shows the entire shooting. The suspect that was shot, dropped his gun in the store, after being shot. Police say they have recovered that weapon.