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Defensive Gun Uses By People Legally Carrying Guns: 24 Cases During February 2022

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 8/7/2022
The shootout unfolded just before 4 a.m. in a convenience store on the 5500 block of Torresdale Avenue in the city’s Wissinoming neighborhood, the Philadelphia Police Department said.

The 32-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was standing with her manager behind the store counter when two Black males walked in and attempted to get behind the counter, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told FOX29 Philadelphia.

“We believe that’s where they were going to commit this robbery,” Small said. “And that’s when there was clearly a shootout between at least one of the perpetrators and the female store clerk who tragically was shot several times.”