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Police: Fake-gun-toting suspect shot during North Philly robbery attempt

A would-be robber carrying a fake gun was shot by a victim armed with a real firearm during an encounter along the 1500 block of North 15th Street in North Philadelphia, according to police.

A fake-gun-toting attempted robbery suspect was shot in North Philadelphia Sunday morning after he tried to target a man armed with a real firearm, according to police.

Officers responded around 8:30 a.m. to the 3200 block of North 15th Street, where they found the 22-year-old suspect on the ground, suffering from a gunshot wound to his buttocks.

By his side were a black knit hat, a phone and a black handgun, which was later determined to be a replica, police said.

A 60-year-old man told investigators he shot the suspect once after the suspect approached, pointed the mock weapon at him and demanded money.

The 22-year-old was placed under arrest and taken to Temple University Hospital for the treatment of his injury.

He had not yet been processed Sunday afternoon, and his identity was not released.