Woman confronts robber and is shot
One robbery victim's boldness may have led to her getting shot early yesterday in the city's Fairhill section, police said.
At an unknown time and location on Saturday, a 22-year-old woman was robbed by an unidentified assailant, police said.
Sometime after the robbery, about 12:30 a.m. yesterday, the victim spotted her attacker on Clearfield Street near 7th and approached him about the robbery.
In response, police said, the robber shot the woman once and fled. A cop on foot patrol at the time heard the shot and found the woman bleeding from her abdomen.
She was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition and immediately had surgery, police said. Police were unable to interview her because she was in surgery for much of the day.
The only description they have of the gunman is that he was a black, about 17, man wearing all-black clothing.