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Man Shoots Security Guard After Being Escorted Out of North Philly Rite Aid

Philadelphia police say the security guard was shot after escorting a man and woman out of a North Broad Street Rite Aid store on Feb. 1, 2022

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Philadelphia police are searching for a man who shot a security guard in the foot in a movie theater parking lot after being escorted out of a North Philadelphia Rite Aid store. 

The ordeal began around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday when an unidentified man and woman entered a Rite Aid on Broad and Oxford streets. Police said the man and woman began acting hostile toward people inside the store. A security guard then escorted both of them out. 

Police said the guard, man and woman walked to the parking lot of a nearby movie theater.

"Some type of argument ensued, we believe it could have been a fistfight," Philadelphia Police Capt. John Walker said. "And the gentleman who was arguing in the store pulls out a gun, fires one shot, hitting him in the foot."

The security guard was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. He is expected to recover.

Police have not released a detailed description of the gunman. They continued to search for him Wednesday.

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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