What to Know
- Two men were shot and a third was injured in the skirmish as a fight that stated inside a Center City hookah lounge wound up outside, Philadelphia police said.
- The shooting took place around 1 a.m. Monday at 12th and Spruce streets.
- This is at least the third shooting in and around Center City in the past several days.
A fight inside a Center City Philadelphia hookah lounge overnight spilled outside and turned into a shooting, leaving at least two men shot and a third man injured in the melee.
The incident began with a fight in the hookah bar at the corner of 12th and Spruce streets just after 1 a.m. Monday, Philadelphia police said. As the fight spilled outside, people pulled out guns and began firing -- neighbors reported hearing 10 to 15 shots.
Philadelphia police said two men -- both in their 20s -- were shot, both of them likely shooting at each other. A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg and abdomen and listed in stable condition, police said. A 28-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the buttocks and back.
A bystander dislocated his shoulder trying to break up the fight, police said.
At least one person was arrested and a gun was recovered, police said.
This was the latest act of gun violence to strike the core of Philadelphia in recent days. A man out on a first date was shot in Society Hill and a man was gunned down by a security guard in LOVE Park last week, police said.
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