Suspect returns to Strawberry Mansion nightclub with gun, gets killed by security guards

Investigators say the security guards that opened fire were licensed to carry a firearm.

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Saturday, March 5, 2022
Man thrown out of nightclub returns with a gun, gets shot and killed by security guard
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Philadelphia police say a 22-year-old man is dead after firing his gun at nightclub security guards. The guards returned fire, killing the man.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A man is dead after a shooting outside of a Strawberry Mansion nightclub.

Philadelphia police say shots were fired just after midnight Saturday outside of the 7 Star Lounge on the 2600 block of West Sergeant Street.

Officials say this started when a 22-year-old man was kicked out of the nightclub and returned with a gun.

Police say the suspect opened fire on the club's security guards.

Investigators say the guards returned fire, hitting the man several times.

The guards did have a license to carry firearms according to police.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The shooting remains under investigation.