What there is to know
- A store clerk was shot at least four times during a robbery at a Wissinoming neighborhood convenience store early Tuesday, Philadelphia police said.
- The 32-year-old worker and one of the suspected thieves were injured, police said.
- No one was charged Tuesday morning.
A worker and an armed robber were injured in a shooting inside a Philadelphia convenience store early Tuesday morning where the store manager’s dog also intervened.
The shooting took place shortly before 4 a.m. inside the smoking room on the corner of Torresdale and Cheltenham avenues in the Wissinoming neighborhood, Philadelphia police said.
Police and medics arrived to find a 32-year-old woman bleeding from at least four gunshot wounds to her upper thigh and hip, police said. She was rushed to hospital where she was listed in critical condition. She was later released from the hospital.
In-store surveillance cameras captured the entire shooting.
The woman was working behind the store’s counter, sitting in a chair and talking to the manager when two armed men burst in and announced a robbery, police and video broadcasts said. The manager said the men said “don’t move”.
However, the director’s dog, named Bullet, jumped on the shooter, temporarily distracting him. The store clerk then pulled out a gun and a shootout began between her and at least one of the would-be thieves.
About 45 minutes after the shooting, a man matching the description of one of the gunmen showed up at the hospital. He was identified as one of the armed robbers, police said.
Police recovered the worker’s gun and that of one of the potential thieves behind the counter, investigators said. At least seven shots appear to have been fired.
No charges had been announced Tuesday morning.
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