Police: Pizza delivery man shoots, wounds would-be robbers

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Police say a pizza delivery man in North Carolina shot and wounded three suspects who tried to rob him. (Photo: WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Police say a pizza delivery man in North Carolina shot and wounded three suspects who tried to rob him.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release Tuesday that the man was delivering a pizza late the previous night at an apartment complex when he was approached by four suspects who pointed what appeared to be a rifle at him.

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He fired at them with a handgun, resulting in non-life threatening wounds for three suspects.

Police say the suspects range in age from 15 to 20 and face robbery-related charges.

Police say the robbers used a toy rifle painted to look more like an assault rifle.