1 killed, 1 wounded in double shooting

Posted: April 19, 2014

One man was killed and a second critically wounded in a shooting incident Thursday that involved the victims' being duct-taped over their eyes and around their wrists, Philadelphia police said.

About 5:45 p.m., police responded to the 5600 block of Newtown Avenue in the Lawncrest section for reports of shootings, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

A 26-year-old man was found shot in the back, an arm, and a leg, and was transported by police to Einstein Medical Center, Small said.

The second victim, a man in his 20s or 30s, was shot in the head, chest, and a leg, and was pronounced dead at the scene, Small said.

Both had been bound with duct tape, but the 26-year-old man was able to break free even after being shot multiple times, Small said.

At least six shell casings were found at the location, which Small described as a desolate block with train tracks running along one side. Small said the victims may have been shot elsewhere and dumped at the location.

No arrests were reported.


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