A woman stabbed and fatally wounded a bandit during a home-invasion robbery in Wissinoming that left another person in the house wounded with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said Friday.
The bloody drama unfolded about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, when two would-be robbers entered the house on the 6000 block of Tulip Street, police said.
During the robbery, a 28-year-old man was shot in the arm and a woman stabbed one of the intruders in the back, police said. The suspects then fled in a gray vehicle.
The wounded victim was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said.
A short time later, a 19-year-old man later determined to be one of the suspects was left at Jefferson-Frankford Hospital, where he died at 10:40 p.m., officials said. He was not immediately identified.
Chief Inspector Scott Small said police found a knife on the sidewalk in front of the house and recovered 10 shell casings, including four from the kitchen.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Earlier Thursday night, there were four shootings within a 25-minute span — in Kingsessing, Wynnefield, East Mount Airy, and Kensington — that left one man dead and three people seriously wounded.
Police said the first shooting happened at 6:20 p.m. inside a home in the 5200 block of West Cheltenham Avenue in East Mount Airy. Police said a 61-year-old woman was shot once in the back by her 45-year-old stepson. Medics took her to Einstein Medical Center, where she was admitted in critical condition. Police said they had a suspect in custody and were in possession of the firearm used.
About two minutes later in Wynnefield, a 46-year-old man was gunned down while on the 5200 block of Jefferson Street. Police took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:47 p.m. of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
At 6:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of Springfield Avenue in Kingsessing, a 22-year-old man was shot in the stomach, police said. He also was taken Penn Presbyterian, where he was placed in stable condition. Police said they had a suspect in custody and recovered the weapon used.