NORTHERN LIBERTIES (WTXF) - Philadelphia Police have arrested and charged a New Jersey man following a shooting outside of a gentleman's club in Northern Liberties. 29-year-old Lawrence Mitchell has been charged with attempted murder following the incident, according to sources.
Gunshots were reported in the Delilah's Gentlemen's Club parking lot on Monday evening.
That gunfire turned out to be shots police believe may have been fired by a sniper from a fifth-floor window across Spring Garden Street into the parking lot club.
The shots hit a white Chevy pickup and a jeep parked nearby as a female employee from the gentleman's club was approaching the vehicles. She quickly ran back inside.
Crime scene investigators previously checked out the window where the gunman may have opened fire from with a high powered rifle. One shot went right through the pickup's front fender and into the engine block from about 100 yards away.
Sources say investigators had been checking out video from a camera that may show a man climb the steps and go through a hatch to the roof on top of Delilah's, in an attempt to determine if the gunman may have been looking for a closer spot, including the roof of the club, to shoot from before choosing the building across the street to take his shot.
Investigators tell FOX 29 Mitchell used an AR-15 to fire the shots from a fifth-floor window at the owner of the nightclub.
Sources tell FOX 29's Dave Schratweiser that detectives recovered surveillance of the getaway vehicle and traced the suspect to South Jersey.
They executed a search warrant on his car, recovered some evidence, then took him in for questioning late last night. The rifle believed to be used was also recovered.
No one was injured by the gunfire.