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Armed pizza delivery man turns the tables on gun-toting wannabe carjackers
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Armed pizza delivery man turns the tables on gun-toting wannabe carjackers

An armed pizza delivery man turned the tables on a pair of gun-toting wannabe carjackers in Philadelphia late Tuesday night.

What are the details?

Two masked men with guns approached the 21-year-old delivery man as he was dropping off food in the parking lot of a Chestnut Hill neighborhood apartment complex on Stenton Avenue about a minute before midnight, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told WCAU-TV.

"He was being carjacked and robbed," Small told the station, adding that the victim was forced into the back seat of his car while one of the suspects got into the back seat with him.

"The other perpetrator got into the front seat," Small added to WCAU. "And they started asking him for money."

The suspects then wanted to know where the delivery driver worked and if he had apps on his phone to get money to them, Small noted to the station.

Soon the delivery man got out of the vehicle, confronted one of the suspects, and fired two shots, Small told WCAU, hitting the suspect once.

The delivery driver told police there was a shootout between him and the suspect who was shot, KYW-TV reported, adding that the delivery driver was not hit.

Authorities added to KYW that one of the suspects fled into Springfield Township while the shot suspect ran 300 feet from the scene before police found him. The shot suspect was in custody at Einstein Medical Center, where he was undergoing surgery, KYW said.

Police spent the early morning hours searching the apartment complex grounds for a gun that may have been tossed away, investigators noted to WCAU.

Police said the delivery man — who has a license to carry — was on the phone with his brother who heard the entire incident go down and rushed to the scene to help his brother, the station noted.

The delivery man's brother works at the same restaurant, WCAU added. Police are interviewing the brother as a witness, KYW said.

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