A store owner and a robbery suspect were shot and critically wounded during a struggle inside a corner store Monday afternoon in South Philadelphia, police said.

The attempted robbery of Felix Supermarket, 1638 S. 23rd St., happened about 3:10 p.m. The store owner, a 48-year-old man, was shot once in the left chest was taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, also was shot in the chest. He was taken by private vehicle to Methodist Hospital and was expected to be transferred to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.