Caught on Cam: Man Sprays Food Takeout With Bullets

A group of men out to grab a bite are forced to dive for cover as an armed man shoots into a takeout restuarant.

The scene played out on surveillance video from the 6600 block of N 18th Street in the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia earlier this week.

On Tuesday, around 10:30 p.m., a man wearing a gray hoodie used a semi-automatic handgun to spray bullets into the Chinese takeout.

In the multi-angle video you see the man walk up to the front door from outside and shoot at a group six men inside. The men scatter, diving to the ground as they try to avoid the bullets.

Two men try to hold the door shut but the suspect is able to force his arm in anyhow, firing more shots at nearly point blank range.

The suspect then steps back fires about six times through the glass door. Shards of glass can be seen flying as the victims fall back.

Three men, all between 19 and 22 years old, suffered non-life-threating bullet wounds, according to police.

The suspect, after running out of ammo, fled north on 18th Street from 66th Avenue.

"I was in the house and I heard the gunshots, but my dad said he saw someone running down the street, but that's it," said Isiah Jefferson, who lives less than a block away from the restaurant.

Philadelphia Police released the video Thursday in hopes that someone would recognize the gunman. Anyone with information should contact police Det. Suchinsky and Grace at 215-686-3353/54.

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