Philadelphia Eagles fan ‘shot dead New York Giants supporter’ after they got into an argument about football while waiting in line at iconic Pat’s King of Steaks cheesesteak eatery
- A man in Philadelphia Eagles jersey was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a New York Giants fan outside Pat’s King of Steaks Thursday
- Witnesses said suspect and victim came to blows during argument about football while waiting in line for cheesesteaks
- Suspect fled in a van but later turned himself in near Independence Hall and Liberty Bell in the Old City
A Philadelphia Eagles fan has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a New York Giants fan during an argument about football while in line for cheesesteaks at the City of Brotherly Love’s iconic Pat’s King of Steaks eatery.
The deadly incident took place just before 1am on East Passyunk Avenue, where police arrived after getting reports of a shooting.
Witnesses told investigators that two customers standing outside the world-famous cheesesteak emporium had some words, but their verbal spat soon turned physical.
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A fatal shooting took place at the iconic Pat’s King of Steak eatery in Philadelphia after an argument between an Eagles fan and a New York Giants fan
Witnesses told police a customer in an Eagles jersey shot a 23-year-old man once in the torso early Thursday during an argument about football
One of the brawlers grabbed the other, a red-headed man in an Eagles jersey, who then pulled out a gun and shot his adversary before fleeing in a van.
Tom Francano, Pat’s long-time general manager, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the argument that sparked the shooting was in part over football.
The victim, described only as a 23-year-old, man was taken to Jefferson Hospital, where he died from a single gunshot wound to the torso.
Witnesses gave police the license plate number of a van driven by a woman that whisked the gunman away from the scene, which police say helped them track down the suspect.
A shell casing is seen on the ground outside the cheesesteak eatery following the deadly shooting
The suspect turned himself in to the police a short time after fleeing the scene in a fan
The alleged gunman was arrested near Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in the Old City
The alleged shooter surrendered to the police and was taken into custody outside two of Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks, Independence Hall and Liberty Bell.
He has not been identified as of Thursday afternoon, and no charges have been announced so far
Police said they were still looking for the female driver of the getaway vehicle.
Pat’s closed for about four hours while police investigated but later resumed normal operations.
Pat’s remained closed for four hours during the investigation but later reopened for business