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Attempted carjacking suspect shot by pizza delivery driver: police

Delivery driver in 1st day on the job shoots robbery suspect
Delivery driver in 1st day on the job shoots robbery suspect 00:26

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A pizza delivery driver on his first day on the job shot and injured a man trying to steal his car and rob him. The incident happened outside a Chestnut Hill apartment complex just before midnight on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old man was delivering pizza when two armed men in masks forced him into the back seat of his vehicle, demanded money, and attempted to take his car.

According to the business where the driver works, the suspects placed an order to the apartment complex on the 7700 block of Stenton Avenue and then attempted to rob the driver.

"At one point, the 21-year-old delivery man was able to get out of the vehicle and confronted one of the perpetrators who had a gun and the 21-year-old delivery man, we know, fired at least two shots," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

One of the shots hit one of the suspects, a 23-year-old man, in the buttocks. He ran about 300 feet from the scene before being found by police. He was in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center after undergoing surgery.

Authorities say the other suspect fled into Springfield Township.

The delivery driver told police there was a shootout between him and the suspect who was shot. The driver was not hit.

Police are interviewing the delivery driver's brother as a witness, who was on the phone with the victim during the entire incident.

Authorities believe the delivery driver has a valid license to carry.

The incident remains under investigation.

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