Philadelphia Police investigate a shooting inside this North Philadelphia take-out restaurant on May 14, 2013.
Three men were hurt, one critically, after shots rang out during an apparent robbery inside a Chinese take-out restaurant early this morning.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said at least 15 shots were fired inside the late-night restaurant at 5th and Cumberland Streets in North Philadelphia around 12:45 a.m.
“All of these shots were fired in a small confined area,” Small said.
Small said police heard the shots inside the Chinese store. Police found a 19-year-old with a gunshot wound to the side and a 20-year-old with a gunshot wound to the hand. Both those men were in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.
A 22-year-old was shot multiple times in the face, back and torso and left in critical condition.
“Police also transported him to Temple Hospital where he is battling for his life right now,” Small said in the hours after the shooting.
Small said investigators looked at surveillance video and believe that a group of men walked into the store to rob the other men.
The shooting that ensued may have left at least one suspect hurt.
“One of the shooting victims may have been with the perpetrators,” Small said.