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Man chases down robbers, ends up in hospital with gunshot wound

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A robbery victim decided he wouldn’t go down without a fight, and it cost him in the end. 

Police say the victim told them two men robbed him of his iPad and some cash while he was in his driveway in Crescentville a little after midnight on Thursday. 


He then hopped in his car and chased after the suspects as they drove off.

They responded by firing shots at his car.

Chief Inspector Scott Small says that’s when the victim tried to do a little police work of his own, and took out his cell phone to record some video.

“Just prior to the accident, you hear what sounds like a gunshot,” Small said. “That’s when we believe that this 36-year-old victim was shot through his front windshield and then crashed into the parked, unattended vehicles.”

A bullet grazed the victim just above his left eye. He is in stable condition at an area hospital. Police say the robbers got away in a gray or silver sedan with Florida license plates.

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