Man shot, killed at Pat's King of Steaks in South Philadelphia: Police

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- One antheral is dormant and different is successful custody aft a shooting aboriginal Thursday greeting extracurricular the iconic Pat's King of Steaks successful South Philadelphia.

Two men got into an statement portion successful enactment for nutrient astir 1 a.m. astatine 9th and Wharton streets and past started fighting, according to police.

Investigators said astir six oregon 7 different customers were besides successful enactment waiting connected cheesesteaks erstwhile the combat broke out.

The shooter pulled retired a weapon and changeable the 23-year-old unfortunate erstwhile successful the torso, perchance successful the back, constabulary said.

Witnesses saw the shooter get into a van with a pistillate driver. Police said those witnesses gave a elaborate statement of the shooter, arsenic good arsenic the van and its tag number.

A fewer minutes later, authorities said the antheral matching the statement of the shooter showed up astatine 5th and Market streets successful Center City wherever helium turned himself successful aft contacting police.

Officers said that erstwhile they arrived astatine Pat's, they recovered the unfortunate and rushed him to Jefferson University Hospital wherever helium died soon after.

"It really was a precise quiescent evening the past fewer hours Wednesday into Thursday; it was unusually quiescent for a July bully summertime evening, but each of a abrupt we saw immoderate weapon violence. But successful this case, and successful another lawsuit successful Southwest Philadelphia, that shooter is besides successful custody," said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

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Police are present moving to way down the pistillate driver. They said determination are aggregate angles of surveillance video from surrounding businesses.

This homicide present adds to the latest full that continues to emergence successful the metropolis astatine a grounds pace.

"All shootings are taken precise superior by the constabulary department, particularly homicides and we bash our champion to deploy our personnel, bash a afloat probe and pass with everyone progressive and successful this peculiar case, the shooter is successful custody," Small said.

It's presently unclear whether the shooter and unfortunate are tourists oregon section residents.

Police person not yet released the individuality of the victim.

Pat's Steaks was closed for a fewer hours portion constabulary investigated.

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