It’s doubtful that P.Y.T. owner Tommy Up is too concerned with his burger joint’s recent ranking among “The 25 Douchiest Bars in Philadelphia” this morning. Not after overnight violence put the Piazza fixture at the center of a bloody shootout that left an Upper Darby man dead, and his assailant on the run. Police believe that things got ugly around midnight when an altercation between two men seated outside at P.Y.T. escalated, the Daily News reports. They then turned deadly, when shots rang out mere steps away on Hancock Street near Germantown Avenue, just on the edge of the Piazza’s courtyard. Maurice Kimble is said to have suffered at least three gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.
He was pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital at 2:40 a.m.
Blood, spent shell casings and a discarded revolver littered the crime scene. Police have since towed Kimble’s Mercedes in an attempt to find some answers to the senseless slaughter. So far there are few leads in the case. Investigators are trying review surveillance video from the scene to see if security cameras captured the altercation and the identity of the gunman.