PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being shot inside a Chinese restaurant in North Philadelphia.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Gold Fish near 20th Street and Hunting Park Avenue in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood.
Police say the teen was sitting with some friends inside the take-out restaurant when two men walked up and began a conversation with the victim. Authorities say one of the men suddenly pulled a gun and shot the teen in the head.
The pair then fled the restaurant.
The boy was taken to Temple University Hospital in extremely critical condition.
Surveillance image of suspects in shooting of 13-year-old boy in Nicetown. (credit: Philadelphia Police)
Investigators say the incident was caught on surveillance video. They were asking anyone with with information on the identity and/or whereabouts of the two suspects to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or call 911.
Police said the motive for the shooting was unknown.