A purse snatcher and his three buddies are on the run after shooting their victim.  Sergeant Vince Lewis with Phoenix police says a woman in her 40’s was walking down a street in south Phoenix with a friend when they were confronted by four men.  One suspect demanded the woman hand over her purse and she refused. 

A second suspect pulled out a gun and the woman allegedly said, “you have to shoot me first before I give you my purse.”  The suspect shot the woman in the arm and grabbed her purse.  The victim’s friend ran home to call police and the four suspects got away.  All four suspects are described as White men, between the ages of 18 and 20, about 185 pounds.  Anyone with information is asked to call Phoenix police.

Kris Dugan