Vigil held for man shot, killed outside of Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philly

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    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A vigil was held connected Sunday nighttime for the antheral who was changeable and killed extracurricular of Pat’s King of Steaks past week.

Family and friends of 22-year-old David Padro Jr. gathered astatine 8 p.m. close extracurricular of the iconic South Philadelphia cheesesteak shop.

Police said Padro Jr. was changeable and killed aft getting into an statement with 36-year-old Paul Burkert portion waiting successful line.

Investigators said astir six oregon 7 different customers were besides successful enactment erstwhile the combat broke out.

Police said Burkert pulled retired a weapon and fired the fatal changeable into Padro’s back.

“When idiosyncratic really intentionally takes a beingness from you, it’s the worst symptom that anybody could ever feel. My lad is gone,” said the victim’s father, David Padro Sr.

Padro Jr.’s girlfriend, Amber McShane, was with him erstwhile helium was shot.

“There was nary 1 similar him, and helium didn’t merit this,” said McShane. “I conscionable privation everyone to cognize helium wasn’t assertive similar that. He wasn’t a atrocious guy.”

Burkert was arrested soon aft the argument. He is facing execution and different related charges.

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