Man Shot, Killed Outside Popular Bar & Restaurant

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    The 30-year-old victim was shot at point-blank range following an argument inside Copabanana on 40th and Spruce Sts. Police say this is an isolated incident in an otherwise safe area. (Published Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014)

    A man is dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting outside a popular bar and restaurant just blocks from the University of Pennsylvania campus overnight Monday.

    Police say that a fight between the victim and suspect began inside the Copabanana on 40th and Spruce Streets in University City. The altercation spilled out onto the sidewalk and that's where the shooting happened.

    The victim, identified as 31-year-old Timothy Cary of Philadelphia, was shot at least 10 times at point-blank range, according to officials.

    "Eighteenth District Police arrived on location. They had a victim lying on the sidewalk, unconscious, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Deadly Shooting Outside Popular University City Restaurant

    [PHI] Deadly Shooting Outside Popular University City Restaurant
    A fatal shooting in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania's campus has students shocked. NBC10's Christine Maddela reports with details outside the popular bar and restaurant where it all went down. (Published Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014)

    Cary was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead shortly after, Scott said.

    Police say he was also shot once in the head.

    The suspect, who took off on foot following the shooting, was apprehended on Pine Street by University of Pennsylvania Police. They also found the semi-automatic gun used in the murder.

    Police say the suspect is in custody and in the process of being charged.

    They say there was about 25 people in the bar at the time of the shooting. None of those patrons were UPenn students, according to police.