Man wounded in shooting at Chinese restaurant

Posted: April 10, 2014

A 28-year-old man was seriously wounded early Tuesday when he tried to wrestle a gun from another man in a Chinese restaurant in Kensington, police said.

Around 1:47 a.m., the man was waiting for his food inside the Good Good Chinese Store at 300 E. Cambria St. when another man walked in.

Police said the man pulled out a handgun and racked the slide as customers looked on.

"You know what this is about," he said.

As he racked the slide, police said, the gun discharged, firing a .45 caliber bullet into the floor.

That's when one of the customers jumped the gunman, who began firing, hitting the customer in the abdomen, police said.

Another customer wrestled the shooter to the floor, police said, ultimately gaining control of the gun.

At that point, a woman - who police believe may have entered the restaurant with the gunman - tried to pull the customer off the shooter. The customers tried to hold the man down until police arrived, but he was able to break free and fled. He was last seen in a light-colored Dodge Durango heading northbound on Rosehill Street.

Police said the shooter was wearing a light-colored hoodie. Video surveillance footage has been recovered, police said, but has not yet been released to the public.

The customer who was shot, a 28-year-old man, was taken to Temple Hospital and was listed in critical condition.

The gunman remains at large.


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