June 26, 2007 |
The owner of the Lucky Star Chinese takeout in Southwest Philadelphia was about to close about 1 a.m. yesterday when one last customer came in to order fried chicken wings. Two other men followed him into the takeout on Elmwood Avenue near 67th Street. As the owner, a 40-year-old immigrant from China's Fujian province, turned to start cooking, he heard two gunshots. The customer was lying on the floor with at least one gunshot wound in his back, said the owner, who refused to give his name.
March 19, 2012 |
A CHINESE-TAKEOUT owner, confined for more than 21 months to hospital beds since he was viciously attacked outside his West Oak Lane business in 2010, died Thursday. Jicun Wu, 44, was featured in a November 2010 Daily News article about the perils faced by Chinese-immigrant owners in running a takeout in the city. On the morning of June 8, 2010, Malik Niblack, then 21, who lived near the takeout, waited outside the eatery on 66th Avenue near Uber Street. After Wu returned from buying groceries, Niblack punched him to the ground, then kicked him at least 10 times, severely damaging his pancreas and intestines, as Wu went in and out of consciousness.
May 24, 2012 |
Yi Qi Dong was outside cleaning his West Philadelphia Chinese takeout after 11 p.m. on May 1 when three men, two with guns, rushed up to him and forced him inside. Over the next three hours, the thugs terrorized Dong, his wife and 11-year-old daughter at the restaurant, at 42nd and Ogden streets. They searched for money, pistol-whipped and punched him and his wife, and pulled her and their daughter's hair. Dong, 48, who came here in 1993 from the city of Fuzhou in southeastern China, testified through a Mandarin interpreter in Family Court Wednesday about the frightening ordeal that ended only after a passer-by, who noticed something suspicious, notified police.
June 11, 2011
Two men were shot late Friday in North Philadelphia, police said. One man was shot in the back and the other in a leg at 11:10 p.m. in the 600 block of West Norris Street, police said. They fled into a Chinese takeout at Norris and Germantown Avenue. Both men were being treated at Temple University Hospital. Their conditions were not immediately available. No arrests were reported. - Robert Moran
March 1, 2012
HUNDREDS of people from Asian-American communities are expected to come out for a vigil at 5 p.m. today to call attention to the still-unsolved Jan. 20 robbery-murder of a Chinese-takeout owner in Tacony. The vigil will take place in front of the now-shuttered Jin House, at Longshore Avenue and Tulip Street, where owner Xiang Huang, 27, was shot to death as his wife held their 8-month-old daughter. A representative from the victim's family is expected to speak at the vigil, as will leaders of various Chinese community organizations.
October 19, 2010
A preliminary hearing for a West Philadelphia man whose violent arrest was videotaped and posted on YouTube was postponed Monday for a second time. The officers involved were unable to testify, an assistant district attorney told the judge, because of the ongoing Internal Affairs investigation into the arrest. Askia Sabur, 29, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and related charges from the incident outside a Chinese takeout in his neighborhood. The 21/2-minute video shows baton-wielding officers repeatedly striking Sabur, who suffered a broken arm and a gash on the back of his head.
January 21, 2012
The 27-year-old owner of a Chinese takeout was shot to death Friday night during an attempted robbery in the city's Tacony section, police said. Around 7 p.m., two armed men confronted the owner of Jin House at Longshore Avenue and Tulip Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The owner told the gunmen to take whatever they wanted, but "for some reason they shot him" in the chest and fled without any money, Small said. The owner's 27-year-old wife, who was holding their 8-month-old baby daughter, witnessed the shooting, Small said.
November 21, 2009 |
Police last night were holding six male suspects, ranging in age from 16 to 52, all charged in the assault of a woman who was dragged from a Chinese takeout in West Philadelphia and gang-raped in a nearby apartment. People heard the woman's screams and called 911. Police arrested all six at the scene, an apartment across from the Li Lai Chinese restaurant at 5609 Walnut St. The victim, 24, was in the restaurant about 10:45 p.m. Thursday when the group, after watching her go in, entered and quickly set upon her, according to Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman.
March 22, 2013 |
Philadelphia police Thursday released a dramatic video of a gunman firing into a Chinese takeout in West Oak Lane where three men were wounded Tuesday night. The video shows bullets flying through a glass door as the men inside try to hold it closed while trying to avoid getting hit. Another angle shows the gunmen pumping bullets into the door from outside. The victims' wounds were not life-threatening. They all arrived at Albert Einstein Medical Center in private vehicles.
September 21, 2010
One man was killed and three others injured in separate shootings around the city Monday, police said. Shortly before 3 p.m., a man in his 20s was shot three times inside a Chinese takeout in the 5100 block of Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia, police said. He died soon afterward. About 6 p.m. in Kensington, a 25-year-old man was shot in both arms and his right leg in an alley near G and Willard Streets, police said. The victim was listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.