PHILADELPHIA – April 8, 2014 (WPVI) — Philadelphia Police say a 50-year-old customer was shot and critically injured when he and 2 friends tried to stop a holdup inside a Chinese takeout restaurant in Kensington.
The incident happened before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of East Cambria Street.
Investigators say a 50-year-old man and two friends were picking up food when a gunman walked in and announced a robbery.
Police say the three customers tried to subdue the suspect. A struggle ensued.
At one point a woman, believed to be working with the gunman, entered the restaurant and joined the fracas.
Shots were fired and the 50-year-old man was struck twice.
Investigators say one of the other customers managed to get the gun away from the suspects before they fled in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Dodge Durango.
The victim was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.
Police are questioning witnesses and reviewing surveillance video.
The gunman and his accomplice remain at large.