Deadly Night in Philadelphia Claims Bar Manager, 2 Brothers

Philadelphia police search for gunmen in separate incidents that left 3 men dead

Separate shootings claimed the lives of two brothers and a bar manager in Philadelphia overnight.

A gunman walked into Monique’s Lounge at N 23rd Street and W Indiana Ave in North Philadelphia around 1 a.m. Friday and got into a physical fight with the owner's son, who was managing the bar, Philadelphia Police said.

The suspect shot the 46-year-old manager then announced a robbery.

"After shooting the victim, according to the witnesses, the shooter then pointed the gun at the bartender and announced a robbery and asked her to to give her all the money that was in the register," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The gunman wanted more than the $175 in the cash register.

"The perpetrator then leaned over and took a wallet and car keys from the individual he had just shot," Small said. [[414059633, C]]

The manager died at the hospital a short time later.

Investigators said the shooter was a heavyset male, his face covered and wearing blue jeans, standing around 5-foot, 9-inches tall. He left a bloody footprint at the scene.

Around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a gunman killed two brothers in a driveway along Upsal Street near Chew Avenue in the East Mount Airy neighborhood in the city.

The brothers, one 23 the other 24, were pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center. Neither was immediately identified.

The shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood since the brothers moved in a bout a month ago, Small said.

Investigators searched for four men witnesses said fired at least seven shots before fleeing on foot, police said.

Anyone with information on either shooting is urged to contact Philadelphia Police.

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