Cops say 1 dead, 1 hurt in N. Philly

Murder-suicide attempt likely

Posted: February 07, 2014

ONE NORTH PHILLY man is dead and another is in "very critical condition" after an apparent murder-suicide attempt last night, police said.

About 8:55 p.m., officers responded to a call of a person screaming on Wishart Street near 2nd, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

When they arrived, the officers heard gunshots and forced their way into the home through a rear entrance. Inside, they found a 37-year-old man shot three times in the head, chest and hand, Small said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he's in critical condition, Small said.

On the home's second floor, officers found a 48-year-old man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A handgun was found next to him. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:10 p.m., Small said.

Initial evidence indicates the incident was an attempted murder-suicide, Small said, but no motive is known.

The males are roommates.


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