A 23-year-old man attempting an armed robbery was shot by the victim Tuesday afternoon in the city's Feltonville section, police said.

The attempted robbery occurred shortly before 2:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of Palethorp Street. The victim, a 25-year-old man, was licensed to carry a firearm and shot his assailant in the left groin, police said.

The wounded man was taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center, where he was reported in stable condition and placed under arrest.