Police shoot alleged robber in SW Philly

Police shot and wounded a gunman who they say robbed a Little Caesar's Pizza in Southwest Philadelphia Friday afternoon.

About 1:30 p.m., police were called to the Little Caesar's at Island and Elmwood avenues for an armed robbery, according to police. When a cop encountered the armed suspect nearby, on 72nd Street near Dicks Avenue, the officer fired once at the man, striking him in the hip, police said.

The wounded suspect was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and police said they recovered the gun he'd been carrying at the scene of the shooting. Information on the man's age or condition was not immediately available.

As is protocol with all police-involved shootings, the Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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