E. Mt. Airy shootout leaves man in critical condition

A man is in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center after a bar shootout at Reuben Marc’s in East Mount Airy early Friday morning.

The shootout took place at 1:35 a.m. after three masked men attempted to rob a customer in the bar parking lot on Stenton Avenue. The 36-year-old victim was headed over to his car to pick up cash for a bar tab when three black males, wearing dark clothing, approached him and went through his pockets.

One of the suspects shot the man in the chest and lower body. A security guard inside Reuben Marc’s heard the gunshots, came outside and fired at the three males.

The three suspects fled down East Mt. Pleasant Avenue toward Mansfield Avenue.

No bar staff was injured. 

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