Worker Injured by Stray Bullet in Deadly Double Shooting Outside Philly Bar

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A bar employee was struck by stray gunfire when someone shot and killed a man outside of the Lawncrest business Wednesday night, Philadelphia police said.

The shooting happened on the 5800 block of Rising Sun Avenue around 9:30 p.m., Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

A man in his 20s was shot in the chest and in both of his legs, Small said. Officers took him to the hospital where he died just minutes later.

A worker, 28, who was outside taking his break, was struck in the hip by a stray bullet, according to Small. Someone took him to the hospital in a private vehicle and he was placed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made, police said.

A couple hours earlier, a man was shot during an argument that turned physical on South 20th Street in Center City. He was hospitalized in critical condition, police said. Later in the evening, a young man was shot and killed near Drexel University.

Entering Thursday, at least 392 people had been killed in shootings in Philadelphia in 2022, according to Philadelphia police data. That's on pace with last year, which wound up having the most killings on record in the city.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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