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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.