Security Guard Shot After Refusing Entry to Patron

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    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)

    A man trying to get into a closed bar got into an argument with a security guard then opened fire on the man, according to Philadelphia Police.

    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 Crescentville section.

    During the argument, the irate man picked up a milk crate and threw it into the glass façade of the bar.

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

    “He returned and he fired a few shots into the door… the security guard was struck with a graze wound to the face area, his cheek,” said Philadelphia Police Cpt. Michael Gormley.

    Gormley said a woman inside the bar also suffered injuries but it wasn’t clear if she was hit by bullets, glass or hurt in another way.

    Both victims were taken to Einstein Hospital in stable condition.

    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..

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeast Detectives.