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A man is dead after being shot outside a popular music venue along a busy stretch of South Street Friday night, police said.

The shooting happened outside The TLA concert hall at 330 South Street around 8:20 p.m., Philadelphia Police said. Rapper Lil Durk had a concert scheduled at 7 p.m.

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Chief Inspector Scott Small tells NBC10 officers heard a scuffle happening near the theater before the gunfire erupted. Witnesses said they heard three gunshots and saw the victim lying on the ground bleeding.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, police said. He could not be saved.

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Small said the suspected shooter jumped into a limo and fled the scene. Officers caught up with the vehicle a few blocks away along Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Three men were taken into custody for questioning by homicide detectives, Small said. A handgun was also recovered.

An often popular section of South Street, the thoroughfare was packed with people when the shooting happened.

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The Lil Durk concert had not yet started when bullets began flying and hundreds of people were standing on the sidewalk at the time, according to Small. Videos posted to social media sites show people hiding in shops following the shooting.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. NBC10 has crews on the scene gathering more information.

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SOUTH STREET (WPVI) --
One person is dead after gunfire erupted on South Street Friday night. Now Philadelphia police are searching for the gunman.

It happened around 8:10 p.m. on the 300 block of South Street, outside the Theater of the Living Arts.

An Action News viewer sent us video from the scene in the moments following the shooting.

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A 25-year-old man was shot at least one time in the abdomen. he was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police Chief Inspector Scott Small explains, "This was not a 911 call. Police officers patrolling the area observed the scuffle then heard a gunshot. As you can image, shortly after 8 on South Street there are literally hundreds of people on the sidewalks and traffic is very, very heavy."

The suspected shooter was wearing a black t-shirt with the letters "OTF" on the front. Authorities say he was possibly seen in a limousine heading east on South Street. That limousine was stopped at the corner of Columbus Boulevard and the South Street Bridge, and the three men inside were taken in for questioning.

Police also say they recovered a handgun inside the wheel well of a vehicle parked on South American Street.

According to the TLA's Facebook page, Lil Durk with Gunplay, Hypno Carlito, Money June, Chic Raw, Joey G, Los & Deniro, CONCEPTZ, and DJ Ant were scheduled to perform at the venue Friday night.

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NEW YORK -- A federal judge erased New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension Thursday for the Deflategate controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity.

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback, criticizing him for dispensing "his own brand of industrial justice." Brady has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season's AFC Championship Game.

"As I have said during this process and throughout his Patriots career, Tom Brady is a classy person of the highest integrity. He represents everything that is great about this game and this league," Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement. "Yet, with absolutely no evidence of any actions of wrongdoing by Tom in the Wells report, the lawyers at the league still insisted on imposing and defending unwarranted and unprecedented discipline. Judge Richard Berman understood this and we are greatly appreciative of his thoughtful decision that was delivered today. Now, we can return our focus to the game on the field."

Berman's ruling, however, will not end the dispute; the league appealed the decision later Thursday.

"We are grateful to Judge Berman for hearing this matter, but respectfully disagree with today's decision," Goodell said in a statement. "We will appeal today's ruling in order to uphold the collectively bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game. The commissioner's responsibility to secure the competitive fairness of our game is a paramount principle, and the league and our 32 clubs will continue to pursue a path to that end."

The appeal will take place in the U.S. Appeals Court, 2nd Circuit. The league did not seek an emergency stay, freeing Brady to play while an appeals court considers the case, which likely will take months.

Berman cited "several significant legal deficiencies'' in the league's handling of the controversy, including no advanced notice of potential penalties, the refusal to produce a key witness and the apparent first-ever discipline of a player based on a finding of "general awareness'' of someone else's wrongdoing.

"Because there was no notice of a four-game suspension in the circumstances presented here, Commissioner Goodell may be said to have 'dispensed his own brand of industrial justice,''' Berman wrote, partially citing wording from a previous case. He said a player's right to notice was "at the heart'' of the collective bargaining agreement "and, for that matter, of our criminal and civil justice systems.''

"The court finds that Brady had no notice that he could receive a four-game suspension for general awareness of ball deflation by others,'' the judge wrote.

In a statement, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said the ruling proves that the contract with the NFL doesn't grant Goodell "the authority to be unfair, arbitrary and misleading.''

"While the CBA grants the person who occupies the position of Commissioner the ability to judiciously and fairly exercise the designated power of that position, the union did not agree to attempts to unfairly, illegally exercise that power, contrary to what the NFL has repeatedly and wrongfully claimed," Smith said.

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LAWNCREST (WPVI) -- A 56-year-old business owner and her mother are home from the hospital after being assaulted during a violent home invasion in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section.

Neighbors say it's the second time in a week the younger woman has been targeted.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday along the 6400 block of Dorcas Street.

Police say the business owner arrived home in her car and was accosted by two men in the rear driveway. They forced her inside her home at gunpoint.

"They forced the 56-year-old woman down on the kitchen floor," said Philadelphia Police Chief Insp. Scott Small. "They struck her in the face with the gun, causing injury to her lip."

When the woman's 76-year-old mother came to investigate, she was hit in the head with the gun several times. She was also forced to the kitchen floor.

"And the people were asking where the money is," Small told Action News. The women "told them they didn't have any money, but they went upstairs to ransack the second floor."

The men pulled out drawers and overturned jewelry boxes then fled out the front door, police said. They left without taking anything.

In addition to the cut on her lip, the daughter also suffered a wrist injury. Her mother had deep lacerations that required stitches.

Action News was there as she was taken to an area hospital in a rescue vehicle.

"Why someone would strike a 76-year-old woman in the head and the face?" said Small. "I just don't understand."

Both women were treated for their injuries and released by noon Thursday.

Police don't know if the suspects were waiting for the daughter to arrive home, or whether they followed her home from work.

There are surveillance cameras in the front and back on the house.

Police are hoping recorded images will provide them with details about the suspects.

Neighbors tell Action News the business owner was robbed right outside her home last week.

In that case the thieves got away with cash. Police have made no arrests in that case.

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LONG BRANCH, N.J. --
Authorities responding to a report of a house fire on the Jersey shore found a family of four mortally wounded inside a bedroom, and investigators believe they might be victims of a murder-suicide, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

The fire was reported late Tuesday in the family's Long Branch home, not far from the beach.

When firefighters arrived, the victims were "found in the same upstairs bedroom and they were struggling to survive," said Marc LeMieux, first assistant Monmouth County prosecutor.

A couple and their two children were taken to a hospital, where they died. Some of their injuries were unrelated to the fire, LeMieux said.

The victims were identified as Lyndon Beharry, 35; Amanda Morris, 29; and their children, 7-year-old Brandon Beharry and 4-year-old Brian Beharry.

Lyndon Beharry worked for the city's public works department.

"He was an excellent mechanic and a very good-natured person," department director Fred Migliaccio told the Asbury Park Press.

Investigators determined that the blaze ignited in more than one spot, and it didn't appear to be accidental, LeMieux said.

A cousin of Lyndon Beharry was alarmed by the suggestion that it could be a murder-suicide.

"We were like brothers. We would go to the water parks with the kids on the weekends. I don't know how they could say this. They lived very happily," Ronald Beharry, who was also a neighbor, told the newspaper.

Beharry said that he last saw his cousin, who is originally from Trinidad, earlier Tuesday night and that everything was fine with the family when he left.

The outside of the home showed little fire damage and all of it was confined to the second floor.

Autopsy results might not be available until Thursday, authorities said. The investigation remains ongoing.

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One person was killed and a second was injured during a wild shootout

on a busy street in Philadelphia Tuesday night.

The chaotic scene happened about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of

62nd and Market Streets in West Philadelphia.

According to investigators, 21 shots were fired and three different guns

were used during the shootout.

A 25-year-old male was shot in the chest and died.

A 36-year-old male was shot in the hip and is in stable condition.

There were no other injuries.

Police are searching for two suspects.

Investigators said they will review footage on several surveillance

cameras attached to businesses in the area.

The deadly shooting remains under investigation.