You may have heard about the shooting over the weekend at the T&T bar at Margaret and Hawthorne. Mike Mawson, West Frankford Town Watch, emails me when anything unusual is going on. He sent me this one on Saturday morning:
Police responded to a shooting at about 1:40 a.m. in Frankford. A 20-year-old male was shot once in the chest at a bar in the 4600 block of Hawthorne Street. male was transported by private auto to Aria Health Frankford division. He was transported to Aria Health hospital Torresdale. He was later pronounced dead at the Aria Health hospital in Torresdale. Police have not made any arrests in this case.
Then a followup on Sunday:
Christopher Spence, 20, was shot early Saturday at the T&T Bar in Frankford. He was transported to Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, where he was pronounced dead at 3:10 a.m., police said. The shooting is under investigation. Now here is the question. Why was this male in the bar in the first place The police have been there multiple times and the DA’s task force on nuisance bars had shut them down in the past. This I know first hand because myself and other members of West Frankford Town watch were there on 2 different nights when the task force shut them down.
Today the Inquirer gave a full report on who Chris Spence was and his history in Frankford. So why was that place still open?
Click here to see the NEastPhilly piece on the news conference rally that was held at the location this afternooon.