A 44-year-old man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery earlier tonight in West Philadelphia. The victim, whose name was not released, encountered three assailants near 51st and Market streets at about 7:40 p.m., said Lt. John Walker, of Southwest Detectives.
The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition. The triggerman, an unidentified man in his 20s, was arrested, as was his unidentified female cohort, Walker said. The third would-be robber is still on the loose.