You check into your hotel after a long drive, hoping to catch a Law & Order marathon on TNT and some shuteye. Instead, you get a shootout.
That’s what happened recently to the guests of the Roosevelt Inn at 7600 Roosevelt Boulevard in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia.
Police say that they responded to the small hotel after reports of gunshots. When they showed up, they found bullet holes in the wall and other evidence of a gunfight, but they couldn’t find a complainant or victim.
So they went to the security footage. Here’s what they found.
A statement from police about the incident:
On March 31, 2014, at 12:28am, 2nd District officers responded to a radio call for a shooting inside the Roosevelt Motor Inn located at 7600 Roosevelt Boulevard. When police arrived an employee stated he heard gunshots coming from a hallway. Soon after the gunshots an unknown black male ran past the front desk armed with a handgun and fled through the parking lot then south on the Roosevelt Boulevard. Surveillance video recovered depicts a group of black male running through the hallways shooting at each other. No complainant’s were found and no one was found injured.
Suspect #1: Black Male, 30years-of-age, 5’8”, thin Build, wearing all black clothing.
Suspect #2: Black Male. 30′s, 5’9″ – 6′, heavyset build, bearded, wearing a blue hooded jacket with a light colored liner, jeans, white sneakers and a black skull cap.
If you see these suspects do not approach them, contact 911 immediately.
To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
If you have any information about this crime or these suspects, please contact:
Northeast Detectives Division
Det. Burns #848
It’s not the first time that the Roosevelt Inn has had problems. Here’s video from an armed robbery there in 2013.