3 Shot, 2 Killed in Shooting Outside West Philadelphia Nightclub

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    Three men were shot overnight, two killed, after a shooting in West Philadelphia. (Published Friday, May 2, 2014)

    Two men have died after a triple shooting outside a West Philadelphia nightclub early Friday morning.

    Philadelphia Police say officers from the 19th District heard the shots ring out around 1:25 a.m. outside the Mark 5 Lounge near 52nd Street and Girard Avenue in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia.

    One victim was shot in the head, another in the chest and the third victim was hit in the stomach, police say. They were all rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said two of the victims did not survive and the other remains in critical condition.

    Detectives scoured the scene with flashlights as they looked for clues related to the shooting. So far only one bullet has been recovered -- that slug shattered the lounge's window.

    Mark 5 Lounge owner Jerry Jordan says he's never had trouble like this in the 24 years he's ran the nightclub.

    "Didn't make any sense," he said. "Any shooting don't make any sense. Not to me. Don't make any sense at all. But I hope things get better."

    Jordan says he does not have surveillance cameras, but Friday morning's shooting has him thinking about getting them.

    Investigators are looking at nearby businesses that do have cameras for possible footage of the shooter.