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Police: Couple Robbed, Man Shot In Frankford

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Police say a couple on their way home from the movies got held up, then shot at by a pair of robbers near a Northeast Philadelphia park early Thursday morning.

Now, police are looking for the two men responsible.

One of the victims was shot one time in the shoulder.

He was stable condition at Aria Torresdale Hospital Thursday evening.

The crime has those in this neighborhood on edge.

“Just heard, da,da,da,da ,da and I knew. I was like oh and I ran in the hallway for a second," said a witness who wanted to remain anonymous.

What this witness heard was someone getting shot.

“I heard somebody scream, but we didn’t go look for it. We just sat out there for a while and then you see all of the cops," she said.

Police said a man and his girlfriend in their 20s, were walking home from a movie on the 5700 block of Frankford Avenue, when two men pulled up in a silver car and attempted to rob them.

Investigators said the woman dropped her bag as they took off running towards Wissinoming Park.

That’s when one of the robbers fired three shots from a silver handgun, hitting the man with one of the bullets in his right shoulder.

“It’s hard out here of course. Everybody is trying to make a dollar, but you don’t have to do it that way," concerned citizen Luck McKinney said.

Police said an officer found a man on a bike with the victim’s green bag near the scene.

He was identified by the female victim and taken into custody, but has been cleared in the investigation.

She has her bag back, but the violent incident has those living in the area concerned.

“I don’t come out at night at all, if I don’t have to. Her dad, he drives. We wait for him to come pick us up. We don’t catch the bus outside," resident Mercedes McKinney said.

The McKinney clan knows they can’t live in fear, even though a violent criminal who struck on their block, continues to roam the streets.

“You can’t stop your life because of everyday things that people do. You just got to go out and pray to the Lord that nothing happens to you," Lucy McKinney said.

Police said the gun man is in his mid-20s to early 30s and is around 6’2”.

They don’t have a description for the second suspect.

They said the two were seen in a silver car.

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