Accused Delilah’s shooter charged with attempted murder

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A New Jersey man accused of firing shots into the parking lot of Delilah’s gentlemen’s club in Old City last week has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses, according to court records.


Lawrence Mitchell, 29, of Laurel Springs, Camden County, was arraigned Wednesday morning in Municipal Court in Philadelphia, the records show, and his bail was set at $500,000. It was not immediately clear whether he had posted bail or was still in custody.

Mitchell was arrested last week in Gloucester Township and waived extradition to Philadelphia on Tuesday.


He is accused of shooting into the parking lot at Delilah’s, on the 100 block of Spring Garden Street, shortly after 6 p.m. March 27.





A police spokesman said Wednesday that Mitchell was charged with two counts of attempted murder and other crimes because he fired at two people. Neither was hit, but bullets struck vehicles in the parking lot.

Police have not identified Mitchell’s alleged targets, although a police source has said investigators believed that one was an owner of the club. Another source said Mitchell fired an AR-15 rifle from the fifth-floor window of an apartment across the street from the parking lot.

Police have said there was no indication that anything happened inside Delilah’s that led to the shooting, but have offered no further details on a potential motive.

Several ramps from I-95 were closed for a few horus after the shooting, but the club reopened the next day.




















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