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January 19, 2016

WATCH: Customer struck in shootout at Philly tattoo parlor, police say

Shootings Investigations
Tattoo Shooting Contributed Art/Philadelphia Police

Police are looking to identify and locate suspects wanted for a shooting at a tattoo parlor in Strawberry Mansion.

Police are seeking the public's help in finding the suspects wanted in a shooting at a Philadelphia tattoo parlor.

In surveillance video released by police Tuesday, two unknown males can be seen entering a tattoo parlor on the 1900 block of N. 31st St. in Strawberry Mansion shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Once inside, police say one of the suspects, who was armed with a handgun, demanded money. Police say the employee realized he was being robbed, pulled a handgun and started to fire at the suspects, who began to fire back. 

According to police, during the exchange, a customer was struck once in the right leg. Both suspects then fled and were last seen heading south on 31st Street.

Police describe the suspects as follows:

Suspect 1: Black male, clean-shaven, wearing a blue hooded jacket, gray sweatpants, gray knit hat and armed with a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, husky build, mustache with a beard, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with dark writing, dark-colored jacket, blue jeans and red sneakers.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at (215) 686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).