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S. Philly duo fights off armed home invader

An armed robber picked the wrong house in South Philly to target today, police said.

The thug, armed with a shotgun, forced his way into a house on 7th Street near Shunk about 2 p.m., Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Two people home at the time of the break-in refused to give in to the robber's demands, and instead fought back, trying to wrestle the gun away from him.

A shot was fired in the brawl, but no one was wounded, Small said.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the robber a little roughed-up, apparently from his scuffle with the home's occupants. He's been taken into custody.

Police have not released the identity of the suspect nor the home's occupants.