Police are searching for two people who they say shot a 67-year-old man in a gun shop parking lot and then took off with nine guns.
A man and woman approached the victim and his friend outside the Delaware Valley Sports Center at 101 Geiger Road in the city's Bustleton neighborhood around 8:40 p.m. Thursday and demanded they hand over their guns and cash, according to officials.
The robbers, who already had two guns in their possession, shot the 67-year-old man and then took off with the victim's seven handguns, according to police.
Authorites are warning the public that the suspects -- who are now carrying at least nine weapons -- are extremely dangerous and still on the loose.
Officials say the pair fled the scene in a black vehicle.
Investigators followed a car that fit the description of the getaway vehicle along I-76. When it pulled off the expressway at the South Street exit around 9:20 p.m., police stopped the vehicle and held the driver and passenger at Christian Street and Schuylkill Avenue in the Grays Ferry section of the city, according to reports.
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The pair did not fit the description of the two people in the getaway car and they were released, according to police.
The 67-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound was transported to Frankford Torresdale Hospital, where he is in critical condition.
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