Philly Popeyes Shooting: Deadly shooting in business parking lot may have stemmed from love triangle

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A deadly shooting in the parking lot of a North Philadelphia Popeyes fast food restaurant could be the result of a love triangle.

It happened around 11:15 p.m. Monday, just minutes after the restaurant on the 400 block of Lehigh Avenue closed for the night.

Police say three people were sitting in a parked Honda in the lot when three armed suspects fired 47 bullets.

A male passenger who was in the back seat was pronounced dead. Staff identified the victim as a 19-year-old manager.

A young girl who used to work in the shop and another young man in the car were also shot multiple times but survived.

The franchise manager kept the restaurant closed all Tuesday out of respect for his employees.

He didn’t want to speak to Action News on camera, but he says the victims were good kids who were like family to him.

Investigators are still trying to work out the details but say the motive likely stemmed from a love triangle.

Philadelphia has recorded 337 homicides as of August 8th. That number is up 4 percent from this time last year.

No arrests were made in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 215-686-TIPS.

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