A shot was fired in the McDonald's on 40th and Walnut streets the evening of June 28.
Though no one was injured, two men were arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
At about 5:30 p.m., police say that a male customer got into an argument with a McDonald's employee.
A second customer, whom police believe to be a friend of the first customer, then allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired one shot in the restaurant. The two suspects then attempted to flee the scene on foot, according to police.
Both Philadelphia and Penn Police responded to the incident after being alerted to it via radio by an AlliedBarton security guard.
Philadelphia police arrested one suspect at the scene, and Penn police arrested another around the corner from the McDonald's as he attempted to flee, according to Division of Public Safety spokeswoman Stefanie Cella.
The two men charged in connection with the shooting are Jonathan McBride, 27, and James Rhodes, 18.
McBride is charged with carrying a weapon without a license, aggravated assault and related charges. He is being held on $100,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled July 9.
Rhodes is charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. He is being held on $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled August 5.
This marked the second time in about a week that gun violence has occurred in that area of the Penn Patrol Zone. On June 22, Penn police arrested two men in connection with the murder of a man whose body was discovered on the 3900 block of Market Street and who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Cella said that the two incidents are unconnected, though attributed DPS' quick response to the McDonald's incident to an increase in security in the area following the Market Street shooting. She added that, since the McDonald's incident, DPS had "adjusted" its deployment in the area.
SP News Editor Lara Seligman contributed reporting to this article.
*This article was update at 6:26 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2008.Comments powered by Disqus
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