Police: Attempted robber pistol-whipped teenager in East Oak Lane

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Philadelphia police say a teenager was pistol-whipped during an attempted robbery in the East Oak Lane section early Monday morning. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police say a teenager was pistol-whipped during an attempted robbery in East Oak Lane section early Monday morning.

It happened along the 6600 block on North 6th Street just after 1 a.m.

Detectives say a 19-year-old man was ambushed in front of his house by a gunman demanding money,

Though the gun went off during a brief struggle, the victim wasn't shot.

He was, however, taken to the hospital to be treated for a head injury.

Police are still looking for the gunman.

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