Philadelphia carjackers shot by legally armed drivers 3 separate times so far in 2022
A teenage attempted carjacker was shot and critically injured in Philadelphia after he allegedly tried to steal the vehicle of a legally armed driver, according to a local affiliate report.
Thursday marked the third time since the start of 2022 that an alleged carjacker was wounded by a legal gun owner, FOX 29 reported.
According to local media, two attempted carjackers approached the 60-year-old driver around 8 p.m. local time on Cherokee Street in Mount Airy.
One of the suspects was wounded, and the pair fled after more than a dozen shots were fired between both sides, FOX 29 reported.
The victim positively identified the boy as the armed attempted carjacker.
Police confirmed to FOX 29 that the victim was a legal gun owner.
PHILADELPHIA POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN SHOOTING CAUGHT ON VIDEO THAT INJURED 6Earlier this year, a ride-share driver shot two armed carjackers who tried to steal his vehicle while he and a customer were inside, according to the report.
And in a separate incident, a legally armed health care worker shot someone who he believed was trying to carjack him, FOX 29 reported.
The man was sitting inside his vehicle when the 18-year-old suspect approached the driver’s side and flashed a gun.
The man reportedly shot the suspect through his car window before he ran off.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPhiladelphia Police have received 90 reports of carjackings in 2022 so far, the news station reported.
On Wednesday, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw called the uptick in carjackings "one of the more disturbing trends that we have seen."