Bar Fight Spills Out Onto Germantown Avenue, Gunman Opens Fire

Employee as well as 3 others shot when bar fight winds up on busy road

An argument spilled from outside a Philadelphia bar and restaurant onto a busy street before a gunman opened fire, shooting four people, including a 26-year-old bartender trying to calm patrons.

The fight broke out just after an open mic night at 7165 Restaurant on Germantown Avenue in Mt Airy wrapped up around 2:15 a.m. Friday. As the crowd filed out of the bar, the argument escalated and a man grabbed a gun from a red car and fired six to seven shots, police said.

"The employees, including the female employee who was shot, they were outside trying to calm everything down, trying to stop the fight, when the shooter fired the shots," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector said. [[415307443, C]]

After the shooting, victims were loaded into private vehicles and rushed to the hospital. A 26-year-old man shot multiple times never made it as the car he was in crashed nearby. Police then scooped him up and took him to Einstein Medical Center where doctors upgraded him to stable condition, police said.

The other three gunshot victims -- including a 25-year-old man -- were listed in stable condition.

The shooter -- described as a man in his late 20s to early 30s with dreadlocks -- got away, investigators said.

The stretch of cobblestoned Germantown Avenue where the shooting occurred is a popular stretch of stores, eateries and bars. One bullet struck the window of 7165. [[238427591, C]]

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