PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say two people are dead after a robbery that went wrong resulted in a triple shooting Thursday night in West Philadelphia.
This happened just before 10:30 p.m. on the 5400 block of Media Street.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Primary: What Philadelphia Voters Need To Know Ahead Of Tuesday's Election
Police say two men in their twenties got off the trolley at 56th and Lansdowne Avenue and headed toward Media and Conestoga when two other men approached and announced a robbery.
One of the victims then reportedly pulled out a gun and shot those two robbers.READ MORE: Nearly 40,000 Early Votes Already Cast In Bucks County, But Election Officials Still Warn Results May Be Delayed
“Unbeknownst to the robbers, the 27-year-old victim has a permit to carry…has his handgun with him,” Police Lieutenant John Walker says. “He’s able to draw his handgun, firing multiple times, striking both robbery suspects.”
One of the robbers then returned fire and shot the friend of the armed robbery victim.
All three people who were shot were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. One of the robbers and the friend of the armed victim were later pronounced dead.MORE NEWS: Public Works Crews Across Delaware Valley Prepare For Arrival Of Anticipated Severe Weather
The other robber who was shot remains hospitalized and is said to be in stable condition. The robbery victim who shot the two robbers was not injured.