Police: Robbery attempt foiled when victim shoots assailant

January 13, 2020 GMT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say the victim of an attempted robbery shot back and wounded the assailant in a fast-food parking lot.

The Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release that the would-be robber was found Monday morning in the parking lot of the Burger King.

Police say that the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the wounded man had tried to rob someone else when the person pulled out a gun and shot him. They say the man who attempted the robbery was hit once with a bullet.

The identities of those involved weren’t immediately released.