Takeout take down

A teen was shot eight times after picking up
Chinese food in Grays Ferry Saturday.

By Amanda L. Snyder

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An 18-year-old retrieved his takeout order, but was unable to escape gunfire and safely make it back to his car. 

The man exited Twin Dragon, 2700 Dickinson St., where he grabbed a late dinner at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, but as he walked toward his car, he spotted an armed man firing across Dickinson at him, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. He sprinted westbound on Dickinson until he reached 30th Street. He was struck eight times, but police would not disclose the wounds’ locations. 

Officers responded and transported the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition while detectives recovered ballistics evidence at the scene, Tolliver said. 

Police did not have a detailed description of the offender at press time. 

To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit

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1. pat jones said... on Mar 7, 2013 at 01:50PM

“I just get sick when I read the police reports. Every day and Every week it is the same. Lets face it, South Philly is a war zone and I feel sorry for the people who cannot sell their houses fast enough to get out.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Mar 8, 2013 at 05:10PM

“How can you not be sickened by reading these police reports. Every week, shootings, robberies, etc. Guess some of us just don't like these things in our neighborhoods.”

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3. fammie said... on Mar 9, 2013 at 01:17PM

“african amerfican men betweent he ages of 15 and 30 have to make changes...fatherless homes are creating THE I DONT CARE ATTITUDE...look at the prision population, google the worse 10 cities to live....its not rocket one is addressing the real issues....fatherless homes andf too many single mothers left alone...we need strong black men in the homes period who go to work, set an example with discipline , love and support for their kids.”

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4. Kim jung ill of north philly said... on Mar 25, 2013 at 06:55AM

“You have nothing to worry...imperialist people of the most corrupted city in the world....The first rocket to be launched from our comrades from north korea will be south philly! all of your trouble will be over...”


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