1 dead, 5 injured at illegal pop-up party at restaurant in Nicetown

Around 150 people were gathered inside a Nicetown restaurant for an illegal pop-up party early Saturday morning when gunfire erupted that killed one man and sent five others to the hospital, police said. 

Officers responded to the Hot Pot Cuisine restaurant around 4 a.m. for reports of a shooting. Police said a 29-year-old man was shot 14 times and taken to Temple Hospital by police where he died. 

Two women and two men were driven to Temple Hospital by private vehicles with gunshot wounds to the lower body. Another man who was shot in the leg was taken to Temple Hospital by medics.

All five victims are expected to recover, according to police.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw called the deadly shooting "extremely concerning" and said her department has been called to break up pop-up parties at the restaurant before. 

"Those of us here, between the captain and the rest of the command, we will be working again with the city to make sure there are proper sanctions in place so these pop-up parties and these illegal events do not continue to occur," Outlaw said.

Police have not reported any arrests. Investigators do not know what sparked the deadly shooting.



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