Caught on Cam: Gunmen Open Fire Inside Motel




    Newly released surveillance video shows two men running through the halls of the Roosevelt Inn in Northeast Philadelphia, shooting at each other as guests run and duck for cover. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez gets answers from the motel's manager, about what's being done to keep guests safe. She also talked with police, and has the latest on the search for the gunmen. (Published Thursday, April 10, 2014)

    Police are on the hunt for the gunmen involved in a shootout inside a Roosevelt Boulevard motel that was caught on surveillance video.

    On March 31, at 12:28 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a shooting inside the Roosevelt Motor Inn at 7600 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Rhawnhurst section of the city.

    An employee told police he heard gunshots coming from a hallway and then spotted an unidentified man running past the front desk armed with a handgun. The employee claimed the man fled through the parking lot and then south on the Boulevard.

    Police recovered surveillance video showing two armed men running through hallways and shooting at each other.

    Caught on Cam: Motel Shootout

    [PHI] Caught on Cam: Motel Shootout
    Police are on the hunt for the gunmen involved in a shootout inside a North Philadelphia motel. Check out surveillance video of the shooting. (Published Thursday, April 10, 2014)

    "It looked like it was something out of a video game or movie," said Philadelphia Police Lieutenant John Stanford. "It appears that they do this on a daily basis in terms of their demeanor." 


    Yagna Patel, the manager of the hotel, told NBC10 he would increase security starting next week in an effort to keep his guests and staff safe.

    Despite the shootout, police say they did not find anyone injured at the scene of the crime.

    The first suspect is described as a man in his 20’s with dreadlocks wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants.

    The second suspect is described as a man in his 30’s with a beard wearing a blue coat, jeans, white sneakers and a black skull cap.

    If you have any information on the shooting, please call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3153/3154