Gun shop shooting victim among three critically wounded Thursday night in Philadelphia

Slide show above: Police investigate the scene after a man was shot outside a gun shop in Northeast Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police rushed a critically wounded 67-year-old man to the Aria Health Torresdale Campus after he was shot during a robbery shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, outside the Delaware Valley Sports Center on Geiger Road in the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia. Seven firearms were taken.

As we reported earlier, separate Thursday night shootings wounded a 29-year-old man around 7 p.m. in Kingsessing and a 48-year old woman around 9:15 p.m. in Hartranft. Both victims were initially hospitalized in critical condition.

Early Friday shootings have also left one man dead in East Germantown and a woman wounded at North Broad and Wingohocking Streets. Check our live blog for updates: Daily Report: 06.13.14

In Bustleton, police said the victim and a friend were customers leaving the gun range when a man and a woman, both armed with guns, approached them and announced a robbery, according to CBS3. 6ABC reported that police are looking for a newer model, dark colored car with heavily tinted windows, which fled the scene.

Authorities are warning the public that the suspects are extremely dangerous and still on the loose, according to NBC10Fox29 reports that police are investigating if a similar robbery in Center City on Wednesday may be connected.

UPDATE: Philadelphia Police have now released surveillance video of suspects wanted for the first gun shop robbery: Robbery 544 N Percy St

Police said investigators are reviewing surveillance video of both robberies, according to the Philadelphia Daily said police released the occupants of a car stopped after the robbery when a witness told police they were not the suspects.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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