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Attempted Robber Shot By Armed Victim In Seattle

| by Sean Kelly

A Seattle man shot and wounded a would-be robber who tried to steal from him outside of a store.

According to witnesses, the man was outside of a store in South Seattle when another man attempted to rob him. The robbery victim quickly pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber in the thigh and calf.

The 19-year-old suspect was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for his wounds as well as a broken arm.

Readers on Reddit questioned the circumstances of the incident, as the victim allegedly fled the scene after shooting the suspect.

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“The ‘victim’ fled the scene, hard to say what this was really about,” one Redditor said.

“20 dollars says the person who shot in self-defense wasn't legally carrying a handgun,” another wrote. “You don't flee the scene otherwise.”

Sources: KOMO News, Reddit

Photo Credit: komonews.com