Woman Shot Twice At Point-Blank Range During Robbery, Police Say - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Woman Shot Twice At Point-Blank Range During Robbery, Police Say

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Police say a 21-year-old woman was shot twice in Philadelphia's Juniata section.

She was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where she's in critical condition.

Police believe it was a robbery attempt.

One person is in custody, and investigators are looking for a second person they believed was involved.

The woman was shot in the back and buttocks, but the .22-caliber bullets that struck her are known to travel through the body and do a whole lot of internal damage.

"Even though these robbers got cash, the one perpetrator, for some reason, fired three shots at very close range at this 21-year-old victim," Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. "Based on ballistic evidence, we've found three spent shell-casings, we know at least three shots were fired from a semi-automatic handgun. All three shell casings were found within feet of where the victim collapsed and dropped her bag and her belongings. So we know these shots were fired from point-blank range."

One of the men was found hiding under a truck with a gun, and the woman identified him as one of her attackers, police said.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley has more details in this video report from the scene early Thursday morning.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:25:33 GMT
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
  • Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:32:24 GMT
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
  • Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:14:19 GMT

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices