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19-year-old fatally shot in Olney Chinese takeout

Police said the man was waiting for his food when a shooter or shooters shot him multiple times.

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File photo.Read moreYONG KIM / Staff Photographer

A 19-year-old man was shot to death in a Chinese takeout in Olney while waiting for his food shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Police responded to a call about a person with a gun at the restaurant on the corner of North Eighth Street and Lindley Avenue and found a man who had been shot in the neck, left leg, and chest.

Police took the victim to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:27.

The victim was alone in the restaurant and had been waiting for his food for three minutes when a shooter or shooters arrived and shot him multiple times, police said.

No arrests have been made and police gave no motive for the shooting. The investigation continues.

The fatal shooting follows one on Thursday evening in which 14-year-old Tahmair Timms was shot and killed on the 5900 block of Mascher Street in Olney, about two miles north of the Saturday morning shooting. Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said he wasn’t sure if Timms was the intended target or was hit by stray gunfire because police found 10 shell casings “from a large-caliber semiautomatic weapon.” No arrests have been made.