Police seek gunman after 7-Eleven robbery leaves 1 critically shot in Bustleton

Kristen Johanson
June 24, 2018 - 12:17 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are searching for the man they say shot and robbed the owner of a 7-Eleven in the city's Bustleton neighborhood Sunday morning. 

According to authorities, the incident took place just before 10 a.m. at the 7-Eleven along Welsh Road, near Old Bustleton Ave. 

Police say the gunman walked into the convenience store with a semi-automatic handgun, demanded cash and then assaulted a 46-year-old woman behind the counter.

During the assault, the store's owner, an unidentified 48-year-old male, was returning from the rear of the building when the gunman opened fire and shot him at least once in the chest, investigators say.

The suspect, according to police, then took the cash drawer, containing an unknown amount of money, and fled the scene eastbound along Welsh Road on foot.

The victim was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he is listed in critical condition, officials say.

Police say the gunman is believed to be a black male between 20-30-years-old, standing approximately 6' tall, and weighs about 140-160lbs. The suspect was said to have been wearing a grey hooded sweat shirt, black shirt with colorful unknown print, and black, purple and orange basketball shorts, according to police.

Officials say investigators are working to obtaining video footage from the surrounding businesses. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact police. 


KYW Newsradio's Kevin Wright contributed to this story..