27 Shots Ring Out Outside Philly Bar, Armed Security Guard Hurt

Dozens of shell casings marked the scene of a shootout outside a Philadelphia bar that left a security guard shot.

Gunfire rang out around just before 2 a.m. outside Cooper's Sports Bar & Grill along Wyoming Avenue in the city's Feltonville neighborhood.

"(Officers) found a 22-year-old armed, uniformed security guard who was shot one time in the leg," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

The security guard saw someone shooting multiple times nearby outside the bar, said police.

"So, the security guard returned fire and fired several shots at this male," said Small.

At least 27 shots were fired between the two men -- at least two shots fired from the shooter's getaway car, said Small.

The shooter, another passenger and the driver of the bullet-riddled getaway car abandoned the car nearby on Rising Sun Avenue, said police.

Temple University Hospital doctors treated the security guard in stable condition.

"We don't know what started the shooting," said Small.

Police continued to investigate and search for the shooter Thursday morning.

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