PITTSBURGH — A man shot two would-be robbers early Thursday an ATM in Homewood, according to Pittsburgh police.
The 42-year-old man told police he was using an ATM on North Homewood Avenue shortly after 1 a.m., when two masked 16-year-olds with guns approached him and tried to rob him.
Police said he pulled out his own gun and shot one of the would-be robbers in the leg and the other in the stomach.
The man, who was not injured, had a license to carry the firearm.
"The victim happened to have a weapon that he is licensed to carry and he used that to defend himself in this situation," police spokesperson Sonya Toler said.
Both of the would-be robbers were taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Police recovered the teenagers’ guns at the scene.
Charges against them are pending.
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