Liberal Philadelphia has now witnessed three separate incidences of legally armed citizens shooting carjackers as they attempted to steal their cars as the crime continues to spiral out of control nationwide.
As Fox News reports:
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.
A teenage suspect was badly injured in a shootout when police say he and another suspect attempted to carjack a driver in Mount Airy who was legally armed with his own weapon. https://t.co/iOkAQsGrIx
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) January 14, 2022
The man had been in the process of exiting his car when the young suspects pointed a firearm at his head and ordered him to hand over the car keys, the report states. But instead, the driver also brandished a gun and the groups exchanged fire.
One of the suspects was wounded, and the pair fled after more than a dozen shots were fired between both sides, FOX 29 reported. Police later caught up to the suspect three blocks away, where they found the would-be carjacker, 16, inside a stolen Jeep with a bleeding leg wound, police told the news station.
Police if Philadelphia have received 90 reports of carjackings in 2022 after only two weeks. In addition carjacking increased 34 percent between 2020 and 2021.