Uber driver turns tables on armed robbers, shooting two

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A trio of would-be armed robbers picked on the wrong guy — a Philadelphia Uber driver who was also packing and shot two of the criminals, killing one of them, dramatic surveillance video shows.

The unidentified driver was in the city’s Mayfair neighborhood when the robbers were seen running up to him, footage posted online by KYW-TV shows.

That’s when the driver is seen blasting away at the robbers, who run for their lives — and two got hit by the quick-thinking driver.

An Uber driver shot two people who were attempting to rob him in Philadelphia.
An Uber driver shot two people who were attempting to rob him in Philadelphia.
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One of the attempted robbers was killed and another injured.
One of the attempted robbers was killed and another injured.
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Police said one of the wounded men was later pronounced dead at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and the other is in critical condition, the outlet reported.

The two suspects who were shot were not identified, but police said both were 20 years old.

The third suspect remains on the loose.

A third robber is still on the loose after the botched theft.
A third robber is still on the loose after the botched theft.
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The driver did have a license to carry a firearm, according to police.
The driver did have a license to carry a firearm, according to police.
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“I don’t really like violence,” one Mayfair local told WPVI-TV. “But it’s in self-defense, so if he didn’t shoot them, they might have shot him. So I think, in that case, there’s not much he can do.”

Police said the Uber driver was not injured and had a license to carry a firearm.

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