3 shot inside North Philly Chinese restaurant

May 14, 2013 8:51:37 AM PDT
Police are searching for several suspects after three people were shot during a robbery attempt at a restaurant in North Philadelphia.

Investigators say three men entered the Chinese takeout restaurant on the 2500 block of N 5th Street around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and opened fire during the attempted robbery of three customers. Two of the men who were shot are in stable condition and a third, a 22-year-old man, has suffered critical injuries.

Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small says the third victim is fighting for his life at a hospital. Investigators say one of the men injured may be one of the suspects involved. The other suspects fled in a car.

Taken was a cell phone and $20.

Police say they recovered 15 shell casings at the scene and they will be reviewing video from a store surveillance camera, which captured the incident.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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