Off-Duty Cop Injured in Club Shooting

Police say the officer and another woman were both shot. They are in stable condition.

Two people are in stable condition after being shot outside a club in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday morning.

One of those victim’s is an off-duty 35th district police officer.

The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. as Candela’s bar in the Crescentville section of Northeast Philadelphia was closing.

Police tell NBC10’s Byron Scott that a two men tried to force their way past armed security guards and into the bar, resulting in a scuffle. They say the off-duty officer who was inside at the time, came outside to assist security. Gunfire was exchanged between the suspects and the guards and that’s when the officer was shot in the foot. A 23-year-old woman was also hit in the leg.

Both were taken to area hospitals and are in stable condition.

Police are questioning witnesses that they are hoping will lead them to the suspects.

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