An argument over soccer between a New York fan and a Philadelphia supporter turned lethal exterior of a well-known cheesesteak joint within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love on Thursday, a report mentioned.
The meat escalated and turned bodily earlier than one the followers pulled a gun, the report acknowledged.
“They have been arguing and it changed into a struggle,” Pat’s basic supervisor, Tom Francano, advised the newspaper.
“One man grabbed the opposite man and received him in a grip, and the opposite man pulled out a gun and shot him within the torso. It was one shot. The cops got here immediately,” he added.
The shooter ran off, however was reportedly caught by cops exterior Independence Corridor within the coronary heart of the town.
The unidentified sufferer, a 23-year-old, was rushed to a close-by hospital the place he died, in keeping with the report.
Pat’s was closed for a number of hours as police investigated — however the Philly mainstay was quickly again in enterprise, and prospects lined up for hoagies the hours later, the paper mentioned.
“My staff are fairly shaken up,” proprietor Frank Olivieri mentioned, in keeping with the article.
“I don’t perceive what goes by means of individuals’s minds. … It’s a fricking tragedy when anybody dies senselessly.”