Robbers picked a 60 year old off duty security guard.
A 60-year-old robbery victim fought back by firing several gunshots at a suspect late Tuesday, Cincinnati police said.
The victim told police a man who appeared to be in his late teens ran up behind him on Epworth Avenue in Westwood about 11:15 p.m., pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet, said Lt. Tim Brown, the night chief.
Once the wallet was turned over, the victim – who has a license to carry a concealed weapon – pulled out his own gun and the two men faced off, Brown said.
The victim fired his gun when the suspect refused to put his gun down.
The suspect took off, jumping into a car and driving away.
It was not clear if he was injured, Brown said, but police are now investigating if two people who turned up at hospitals with gunshot wounds overnight are connected.
A 17-year-old arrived at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center about midnight with a gunshot wound to his left thigh.
He told authorities he walked there from Walnut Hills after he was shot while playing basketball at Frederick Douglass Elementary School.
Also, an 18-year-old woman was treated for a gunshot wound to the right side of her head that did not penetrate her skull.
She told police she was walking down Harrison Avenue at McHenry Avenue in Westwood about 11:15 p.m. when she realized she had been shot, Brown said.
Both shooting victims are expected to recover. Neither are cooperating with police, Brown said.