Bar Shooting

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 1:50pm

Caught on camera: man shoots at a bar with his AK-47.

Philadelphia police are looking for the man they say drove up to a West Philadelphia bar on Tuesday and began shooting.

Southwest Detectives say Richard Jones, 26, drove up to the bar on Westminster and Belmont, jumped out of his vehicle and went to the door, AK-47 in hand. When he couldn’t get the door open, he began shooting.

When he finished, he ran to catch his car, which had rolled down the street.

"I guess you chalk it up to, he's not the brightest of criminals," Captain Ben Naish tells NBC Philadelphia.

As Jones chased his moving vehicle, he fired one shot at police. He missed.

From there, the suspect walked into a woman's home in Manayunk and terrorized her before heading to Lafayette Hills where his car broke down.

Police tell NBC Philadelphia that Jones got out of his car and tossed the AK-47 in a resident's backyard.

Authorities say that about a dozen people were inside the bar at the time of the shooting. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Police say they have no idea why Jones was shooting at the bar in the first place.

If you have any information, you're urged to call Philadelphia Police.
 

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