One arrest made in World Gym shootout

    Mujahid Muhammad from Bala Cynwyd is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses. Police say several men were playing basketball at the Roosevelt Boulevard fitness center, but began to argue over the final score.

    By Meggan Kole

    One man has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s shoot-out that left two men wounded at World Gym in Northeast Philadelphia.

    Mujahid Muhammad from Bala Cynwyd is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses.

    Police say several men were playing basketball at the Roosevelt Boulevard fitness center, but began to argue over the final score.

    That’s when, police say, Muhammad and four other men went to their car, grabbed a gun and began shooting inside the gym.

    Lieutenant Frank Vanore says on that particular night the gym allows non-members to participate in activities for a small fee. He says this type of incident in a privately owned gym is very rare
    Vanore: We haven’t seen anything like this, where inside a facility like this, a gym with an incident occurring. It’s def something we haven’t seen a lot of.

    World Gym will not comment on the incident.

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