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Woman Hit in Face, 2 Others Hurt in Birthday Party Shooting

A fight at a birthday party in a North Philadelphia bar ended with a shooting that left three people seriously hurt, including a woman who was hit in the face by the gunfire.

The 31-year-old woman and two men were shot around 1:30 a.m. Sunday outside Reflections Cafe along the 1600 block of Wingohocking Street in the Nicetown section of the city, police said.

Police Capt. George Fuchs tells NBC10 the victims were in the bar for a person's birthday when an argument took place with other patrons. The fight moved outside and that's where a man came up and began firing, police said.

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The woman was hit once in the face, Fuchs said. She was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

A 25-year-old man, shot once in the leg, was also taken to Einstein in critical condition. The third victim, a 23-year-old man, was shot in the chest and arm. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and is listed in stable condition, according to Fuchs.

Fuchs said it's unclear if the victims were the intended targets in the shooting or caught in the crossfire.

Police did not have an immediate description of the shooter, who fled on foot, but there are security cameras at the bar and in the neighborhood that investigators hope will help them find the man.

Detectives are also questioning three witnesses in the case.

This is the second triple shooting in just a matters of hours in the city. Three men were found dead inside a Holmesburg home late Saturday. Police are not sure who may be responsible for that shooting or the circumstances surrounding it yet.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS.

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