Man Shot in Bar Full of People - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man Shot in Bar Full of People



    Three people were killed in Philadelphia in separate shootings overnight. NBC10's Matt DeLucia has some late information from police. (Published Saturday, May 31, 2014)

    A man brought a gun into a Philadelphia bar full of people early Saturday morning and shot another man dead.

    "Somebody got in. Snuck in with a gun and I want him captured," said the owner of Mr. Chicken and Bernice's Lounge on Dennie Street in Nicetown, who identified himself as “Chicken.”

    The victim, a 24-year-old man, was shot in the back. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. when there were about 40 people inside the place.

    The bar owner said people were hollering and screaming. Some ran out of the bar. Others stayed. "We have a nice crowd coming in here. This was a beef between two people."

    The gunman got away. But "Chicken" says it's just a matter of time before he's caught.

    "He's on film. We have cameras inside and out. We will catch him."

    "This stuff has to stop at all bars . . . people coming into your establishment and doing crazy things."

    Two years ago, when the bar was called Buffy's Lounge, a 25-year-old woman was shot in the head when a gunfight broke out that involved five men. Johnika Tigget was an innocent bystander.