PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two men were shot and killed outside Club Risqué in Philadelphia’s Wissinoming neighborhood Tuesday morning, becoming the latest victims in the city’s gun violence crisis. The shooting occurred on the 5900 block of Tacony Street just after 2 a.m.
Police say the shooting stemmed from a physical altercation outside of Club Risqué.Phillies' Bryce Harper Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb After Being Hit By Pitch In 4-2 Win Over Padres
A 32-year-old man was standing outside of the club with three other men when another man walked past the club, which led to a verbal altercation. After that, the 32-year-old and his three friends assaulted the man, police say.
But the man being assaulted had a friend nearby. That friend then opened fire and shot at the 32-year-old man and his three friends, according to officials.
Police arrived on the scene and found the 32-year-old man unresponsive laying on the ground inside the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and left leg. He was later pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 2:31 a.m.
“He suffered from a gunshot wound to his head and to his leg,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said. “He was bleeding heavily. He was completely unresponsive.”
The second shooting victim, a man in his early 40s, was transported in a private vehicle to Jefferson-Frankford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.
Police say after the shooting, the alleged shooter left the scene in a dark Nissan. He was wearing a blue puffy jacket and black mask during the shooting, according to police.READ MORE: Man Shot 5 Times In North Philadelphia, Police Say
The man being assaulted fled on foot after the incident.
At this time, police say they are working with the club owner and going through surveillance video.
Police took in a black car that was running all night as evidence in connection to the shooting.
“There are a couple shell casings on the sidewalk and one on the highway on Tacony Street,” Small said. “But most of the spent shell casings are in the parking lot, and there’s a total of 17 spent shell casings from a semi-automatic weapon. We also found a loaded magazine, also on the crime scene.”
Police have not yet identified the victims.
No weapons have been found and no arrests were made at this time.
The investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Tracking Possible Showers And Storms For The Fourth Of July Weekend
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