Teen Shot in the Head After Gunman Tries Entering Chinese Restaurant in South Philadelphia

A gunman shot a teen boy in the head who tried to stop him from entering a Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old victim and at least five other people were inside Twin Dragon restaurant, located on the 2700 block of Dickinson Street, South Philadelphia, when the incident happened at 9:14 p.m. on Dec. 17, NBC reported.

As the suspect approached the restaurant, the teen and the rest of the group held the glass door to prevent him from entering, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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As they struggled, the suspect pulled out a gun and fired two shots, hitting the door and the teen in the head. He immediately escaped in a silver vehicle.

Sustaining critical injury, the teen was rushed to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

According to Philadelphia Chief Inspector Scott Small, it is unclear if the teen was the intended target, CBS noted. Police found two shell casing near the front door of the store on the sidewalk after checking surveillance video.

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No arrests have been made, and the police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects.

One suspect is described as 5-foot-10, with a thin build, donning a blue hooded sweatshirt, light blue or gray pants, white sneakers, blue gloves, and a dark colored mask. The other is described as also being 5-foot-10, with a thin build, wearing a light colored knee-length overcoat, dark colored pants, with a light colored shirt or face covering.

Anyone with any information is urged to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

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Photos via YouTube / CBS Philly

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