Pizza shop owner shoots attempted robber in Wissinoming, police say

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Authorities say a 16-year-old is in stable condition after he was shot by a pizza shop owner during an attempted robbery.

According to police, the incident happened on the 5800 block of Torresdale Avenue just after 10:30 p.m.

The teen allegedly tried to rob the store at gunpoint when the owner shot him once in the top of the left hand.

Police say the shop owner is legally authorized to carry a firearm.

The teen was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital by private vehicle and placed in stable condition.

Authorities say the suspect is currently in custody.


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