NAACP: Charge N. Philly laundromat owner after shooting

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Some activists want a North Philadelphia laundromat owner to be held accountable for firing a gun during a robbery. (WPVI)

Some activists want a North Philadelphia laundromat owner to be held accountable for firing a gun during a robbery, hitting both the suspect and a bystander.

It was back on Sunday when the owner chased a knife-wielding robbery suspect onto North 5th Street.

The suspect was hit in the chest, while the bystander was hit in the hand. Both survived.

Based on the surveillance video, the NAACP wants reckless endangerment charges against the laundromat owner.

"You see the camera footage where he's literally chasing him down the street around the corner, but he's firing recklessly into the air. This is how he ended up shooting a woman in the hand," said Minister Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP.

The District Attorney's office says it does not have enough evidence to support charges against the laundromat owner at this time, but the case remains under investigation.

The robbery suspect, Marcus Quinones, is charged with a list of offenses.

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