An indignant patron who police said was ejected from a Feltonville bar for being unruly returned to the establishment early yesterday and shot seven people inside, killing one.
The man, who was in his mid-20s, initially scuffled with security outside La Quinta Restaurant and Bar, 5th Street near Courtland, after getting kicked out sometime after midnight, said Sgt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman.
He eventually left, but about 45 minutes later, about 1 a.m., the man returned to the bar and shot through the restaurant's glass door before entering the building and firing "indiscriminately" at the more than 50 people inside, Evers said.
When the gun smoke cleared, seven people had been shot. The suspect fled and is still at large.
A 35-year-old man, whose identity has not been released pending family notification, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his chest. He was pronounced dead at 1:34 a.m. at Albert Einstein Medical Center, police said.
A 26-year-old man who was shot once in the stomach was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical condition.
The five other victims - three men, ages 30, 34 and 29; and two women, ages 21 and 31 - suffered single gunshot wounds to either their arms or legs and were transported to Temple, where they were listed yesterday in stable condition, Evers said.
* In other crime news, police say a domestic dispute was the motive behind a double homicide in Overbrook last night.
About 7:30 p.m., police said, a 55-year-old man, whom they have not identified, entered the home of his 55-year-old girlfriend on Wanamaker Street near Malvern Avenue and began arguing with her.
The man then shot the woman once in the head, police said. After he shot her, the suspect exited the home, where he fired at another woman, 31, striking her in the head on a sidewalk near the residence, police said.
He ran off, but was caught a short distance away. His girlfriend, who was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at 8:06p.m.
Her friend was pronounced dead at the scene. *