Northeast Times

Man still critical after shooting outside Port Richmond strip club

A 21-year-old man was crit­ic­ally wounded after be­ing shot on Rich­mond Street dur­ing the Fourth of Ju­ly week­end.

A 21-year-old man is in crit­ic­al con­di­tion fol­low­ing a shoot­ing that happened on Rich­mond Street in Port Rich­mond dur­ing the Fourth of Ju­ly week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokes­wo­man Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en, the in­cid­ent oc­curred at about 1:22 a.m. in the early hours of Sunday, Ju­ly 3.

At that time, she said, a 21-year-old man — whom she de­clined to identi­fy — was be­hind The Cove, a gen­tle­man’s club at 3182 Rich­mond St., talk­ing with friends when he was ap­proached by an­oth­er group of men.

O’Bri­en said the two groups ex­changed words and an al­ter­ca­tion en­sued.

The man was punched in the face, she said, and as he was reel­ing from the punch, buckled over, he heard a gun­shot.

“Nobody saw who fired the gun,” O’Bri­en said.

The of­ficer said that not only did the vic­tim not see who fired, but no one re­portedly saw a gun at the time of the in­cid­ent.

The wounded vic­tim told po­lice he felt a pain in his side. That even­ing he was taken to Hahne­mann Uni­versity Hos­pit­al in crit­ic­al con­di­tion.

The man was shot in the right side of his back.

The most re­cent re­port O’Bri­en could find stated that the vic­tim had re­cently un­der­gone sur­gery for his in­jury and re­mained in the hos­pit­al as of Thursday, Ju­ly 7.

Cur­rently, the in­cid­ent is un­der in­vest­ig­a­tion and Of­ficer O’Bri­en said po­lice are still work­ing to de­term­ine if there is any sur­veil­lance foot­age of the in­cid­ent that may have been taken from cam­er­as in the area.

Re­port­er Hay­den Mit­man can be reached at 215-354-3124 or hmit­man@bsmphilly.com 

You can reach at hmitman@bsmphilly.com.

comments powered by Disqus