Philadelphia delivery man shoots would-be carjacker in Kensington

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Philadelphia delivery man shoots would-be carjacker in Kensington

A pizza deliveryman shot a would-be carjacker six times in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood on Thursday night, cops said.

The 39-year-old pizza guy was delivering food on H Street just before 7:40 p.m. when an armed man approached him and tried to steal his car, WPVI-TV reported.

The pizza man, who had a concealed carry permit, drew his gun and blasted the 23-year-old attacker, cops told the station. The failed thief returned fire but didn’t hit the victim, WPVI said.

The would-be carjacker was driven to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to the station.

There have already been 90 carjackings in Philadelphia this year as officials in the City of Brotherly Love ramp up patrols to fight a surge in vehicle crime, WPVI stated.

Last year, there were 757 carjackings — up from 404 in 2020, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Thursday’s shooting was the second time this month a potential carjacking victim flipped the script and opened fire on the person trying to steal their car.

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A Philadelphia deliveryman with a concealed carry permit shot an armed man who attempted to steal his car.
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There have been 90 carjackings in Philadelphia this year.
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The attempted carjacker is being treated at Temple Hospital in critical condition.
The attempted carjacker is being treated at Temple Hospital in critical condition.
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On Jan. 14, a 60-year-old man shot a 16-year-old in both legs after the teenager tried to take his car in the West Mount Airy neighborhood, according to the Inquirer. More than a dozen shots were exchanged when the botched theft turned violent, but the victim wasn’t injured.

The man, who was licensed to carry the weapon, didn’t face any charges for shooting the teen, the newspaper reported.

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