Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Man shot after robbery attempt in Philadelphia

A 28-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound and released from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania early Sunday after police say he resisted a robbery attempt by a gunman in the 2000 block of South 58th Street, near Woodland Avenue, in Southwest Philadelphia.

Police responded around 2:48 a.m. to a call that a man had been shot, and found the victim leaning against a car in the 2100 block of South 58th Street with a chest wound.

According to Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman, the victim said he was walking south in the 2000 block when he was approached from behind by a man who pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and said, "Give me everything." The victim refused. The pair argued. The would-be robber shot once into the ground, then once into the victim's chest.

The shooter, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and black Nike ACG boots, ran north on 58th Street, then east on Kingsessing Avenue.

– Joseph N. DiStefano

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