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Deli Owner Shot Inside Overbrook Store

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    A deli owner is in critical condition after being shot during an apparent robbery at his Overbrook store Tuesday, according to Philadelphia Police.

    The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. inside the 65th Street Deli at 65th and Lebanon Avenue.

    The 38-year-old store owner was shot in the head, cops said.

    The store does have surveillance cameras but they weren’t working at the time of the shooting, according to authorities.

    Overbrook Deli Owner Shot During Attempted Robbery

    [PHI] Overbrook Deli Owner Shot During Attempted Robbery
    The 38-year-old store owner was shot in the head during an attempted robbery at his store on 65th Street, cops said.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011)

    “We're not quite sure what happened inside the store since there is no real sign of a struggle.," said Police Lt. John Walker.

    There was money left in the register, police said.

    Witnesses told police they saw two men run from the store and get into a car that was waiting down the street.

    Police found the car they belive was involved in the attempted robbery on Wednesday night in the Pathmark parking lot in Upper Darby.

    The car was towed and the owner of the vehicle is being questioned.

    Police are investigating if this shooting had anything to do with a deadly shooting inside a West Philly grocery store earlier this month where store owner, his wife and sister were shot and killed in front of the couple’s teen daughter.

    A $25,000 reward is being offered for info leading to an arrest in the earlier shooting at Lorena's Grocery that remains unsolved.


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