The Philadelphia Police Department has released official video footage of a triple shooting that took place this on Tuesday, March 19. The shooting, which happened at 10:34 p.m., occurred outside a Chinese food store at 6600 North 18th Street in the West Oak Lane section. Three people were injured; all survived.
The video shows a hooded gunman trying to force his way into the store while his victims struggled to keep the door closed. The surveillance camera that was outside the store documented the gunman backing up from the door and shooting through the glass door. The gunman then sped off north on 18th Street from 66th Avenue.
The shooter fired 10 bullets and wounded three people. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the victims’ ages range from 19, 21, and 22. All were reported to be in stable condition.
A map of the nearby area where the shooting took place can be seen below:
The gunman is being described as a black male whose height between 6 feet and 6-foot-2. He’s also described as having a medium body build and a beard/goatee. At the time of the shooting, the gunmen was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt that may have featured a Nike logo on the front. He was also seen wearing dark-colored pants and baseball batting gloves.
Anyone with information regarding this crime and the gunman is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-TIPS (8477).
People can also text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or email them through phillypolice.com.