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Man shoots self during attempted robbery in Harrisburg

A 27-year old man was injured early Wednesday morning in Harrisburg after accidentally shooting himself during a robbery attempt. The man had been visiting a friend in the area of the 900 block of North 3rd Street when he was approached by a robber, demanding the victim hand over his valuables.

The victim attempted to pull a gun out of the waistband of his pants when it accidentally went off, hitting him in the groin. He was rushed to Hershey Medical Center for emergency surgery. Police found drug paraphernalia in the victim’s clothing.

Harrisburg Police are still investigating and several issues remain unanswered at this time. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Detective John O’Conner at 717-255-3175 or Lieutenant Robert Fegan at 717-255-3114.



10 Comments to “Man shoots self during attempted robbery in Harrisburg”

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    March 27, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    So, should we feel bad for the victim or not?

    How many people out there want to condemn the police for finding drug paraphernalia in the victim's clothing? Come on, don't be shy.

    Colt357 said:
    March 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    It doesn't say if he was carrying legally or not. No matter he obviously hasn't practiced enough.

    Troy said:
    March 28, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    I want to know if the robber proceeded with the robbery or if he ran off laughing?

    Al P said:
    March 28, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    Well, it is somewhat refreshing to see one stupid thug try to rob another stupid thug but, hey, it's Thompson's Harrisburg.

    WWTylerDurdenDo? said:
    March 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Hmmmm. Never heard of any scumbags from Perry county shooting themselves in the groin. Thompson's reign in Harrisburg is better entertainment than any circus I've ever been to.

    mike said:
    March 28, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    do you think that one of the "unanswered issues" is where the end of his dick is ?

    mike said:
    March 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    police are still piecing together the evidence

    Runfastandwin said:
    March 29, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    I bet it turns out the “robber” wasn’t t real…

    Paul Freid said:
    March 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun

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