Caught on Cam: Man Opens Fire on Bar Full of People

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    Philadelphia police hope surveillance video helps catch the gunman wanted for shooting a security guard in the face at a club in Lawndale. NBC10’s Nefertiti Jaquez says the club was full of people when the suspect opened fire. (Published Thursday, Apr 3, 2014)

    Surveillance video released late Thursday shows the moments that an irate man fired into the door of a Philadelphia bar, leaving a hardworking father hurt.

    The scene played out around 3:45 a.m. Monday at Candela's Bar and Restaurant located in a strip mall at Adams Avenue and Tabor Road in the city’s Lawndale section.

    The manager at the bar told NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez that the man got upset when the guard wouldn't let him in because the bar was closing for the night.

    An argument ensued during which the suspect picked up a milk crate and threw it into the glass façade of the bar.

    Security Guard Shot in the Face

    [PHI] Security Guard Shot in the Face
    A man shot a security guard working at Candela's Bar in Philadelphia's Crescentville section in the face, according to police. (Published Monday, Mar 31, 2014)

    He wasn't done with his caught on camera attack.

    "He's obviously a violent and dangerous person," said Philadelphia Police Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum.

    The man then came back a few minutes later allegedly armed with another weapon.

    "You see him look up, he looks in the doors," said Rosenbaum. "He removes a handgun from his right hand pocket."

    The suspect fires off four rounds into the glass doors of the business, striking the unidentified security guard in the cheek.

    Police also said a woman inside the bar was hit by flying glass.

    Both victims were taken to Einstein Hospital in stable condition. The security guard, a father of three, needed his jaw wired shut while he awaits more surgery.

    Details about eh gunman remained few but police did say he was man wearing a zip-up hoodie with “1989” written on it in blue and white letters.

    Investigators hope someone recognizes the suspect from the released video.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeast Detectives.

    This wasn't the first time police responded to a shooting at Candela's. Nearly two years ago an off-duty officer and a woman were shot outside the club.