Store owner shot in head while closing North Philadelphia business: Police

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Monday, November 23, 2020
North Philadelphia store owner shot
Philadelphia police said a North Philadelphia store owner was shot as he was closing up shop.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A store owner in North Philadelphia was shot in the head while he was closing his business on Sunday night, according to Philadelphia police.

It happened around 10 p.m. on the 2400 block of Ridge Avenue.

According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, a 50-year-old store owner was pulling down his security gates to close his business for the evening when he was shot.

RAW VIDEO: Philly police provide an update after a store owner is shot in the head while closing his business on Nov. 22, 2020.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he's currently listed in critical condition.

Police say the victim's 19-year-old daughter was inside the store when the shots rang out. She was not injured.

It's unclear what sparked the shooting.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.