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VIDEO: Wild shootout caught on video at Northeast Philly motel

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Police have released surveillance video of a wild shoot-out caught on camera last month at a Northeast Philadelphia motel.

Luckily, investigators said, no one was injured in the melee.

Officers were called shortly before 12:30 a.m. on March 31 to the Roosevelt Motor Inn, located at 7600 Roosevelt Blvd. in Rhawnhurst.

An employee told police he heard gunshots coming from a hallway. Soon after, the employee said, an unknown gunman ran past the front desk and fled through the parking lot.

Police found ballistic evidence but were unable to make contact with any of the suspects.

A review of surveillance video revealed a group of unknown men running through the motel hallways and shooting at each other as guests scrambled to get out of the way.

At one point, a man can be seen crouching down and pointing a handgun toward the end of a corridor. He flees after another man reaches a gun around the hallway's corner and appears to fire off a round.

The main suspects are described as two black males between the ages of 20 and 30. One man has dreadlocks and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants. The second man has a beard and was last seen wearing a blue coat, jeans, white sneakers and a black skullcap.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northeast Detectives Division at 215-686-3153 or 3154, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847).


Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or awigglesworth@philly.com. Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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