St. Joseph's University student shot in attempted carjacking blocks from campus, police say

A St. Joseph's University student has been hospitalized after police say he was the victim of an attempted carjacking Wednesday morning.

Police say the 21-year-old student was approached by a black Dodge Caravan just blocks from the university's campus on the 2000 block of Upland Way around 1:30 a.m.

Two masked suspects got out of their minivan, and allegedly tried to steal his keys and car as he got out of his car.

When the students tried to fight them off, police say one of the suspects hit him in the head with a handgun.

Two shots were then fired at the student, hitting him in the knee, according to police. He was transported to a local hospital where he is said to be in stable condition.


Both suspects reportedly fled the scene in the caravan. They allegedly took the victim's keys, but left behind his car.

Police are asking for the public's help as they try to locate the suspects and their Caravan.