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Police: Robbery Suspect Shot By Customer At Chinese Restaurant In North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Police say a man was critically wounded after he was shot by a customer he was allegedly trying to rob at gunpoint at a take-out restaurant in North Philadelphia.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday inside Kim Do Restaurant along the 2600 block of North 27th Street in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city.

Authorities say an armed man was allegedly attempting to rob another customer when that customer pulled a gun and shot him in the neck.

The alleged robber was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

The shooter fled the scene but was later arrested and was being questioned by investigators.

The shooter was claiming self defense. There was no initial word on any charges.

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