Two people were killed and another person was seriously injured in a shooting at a Chinese takeout restaurant near Southwest Philadelphia.
The three customers were getting food at the Shangri-La restaurant on the 5400 block of Chester Avenue when two gunmen fired at least 16 shots shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police arrived on the scene and found the three victims bleeding on the floor in the restaurant’s customer waiting area.
“All three victims suffered gunfire, all were on the floor in the customer takeout area, all three victims were unresponsive,” Philadelphia That’s what Police Chief Scott Small said NBCPhiladelphia.
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The victims – a 43-year-old woman, a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man – were rushed to hospital. The woman, who was shot in the shoulder, and the younger man, who was shot multiple times through his body, were later pronounced dead.
The 20-year-old victim was left in critical condition. He remains unconscious and is “not expected to make it,” police said TBEN news.
Police believe the motive behind the shooting may be narcotics, citing previous criminal records of the two male victims, who were half-brothers.
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According to police, all three victims lived within a block of the Chinese restaurant on 54th St. and Chester Avenue.
“The last known address we have of all three of these victims, they all live within a block of this Chinese takeout restaurant where the shooting took place. So they all live very, very close,” Small said.
Surveillance cameras captured two suspects fleeing the scene heading south on 54th St.
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According to Small, one gunman wore a gray hooded sweatshirt while the other gunman wore a puffy jacket.
At least 17 homicides have been reported in the city since early 2023 police data. The Philadelphia Police Department is reportedly implementing new plans to reduce gun violence in the city.
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