Police investigating trio of fatal weekend shootings

Posted: June 25, 2014

Philadelphia police continued their investigation Monday into three deadly shootings over the weekend.

The first happened at 11:13 p.m. Saturday, when police dispersing a crowd of several hundred at a barbecue on Eighth and Berks Streets in North Philadelphia heard shots fired nearby.

Police rushed to the 700 block of Montgomery Avenue, where they found two victims: 16-year-old Jameer Haynesworth of the 1700 block of North Franklin Street, who had been shot in the back of the head, and a 20-year-old man with a wound to his back.

Haynesworth was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 11:23, and the other man, whose name was not released, was admitted in critical condition.

About two hours later in Franklinville, police responding to a call found Donte Johnson, 24, outside the Galaxy Lounge, at Germantown and Rising Sun Avenues. Johnson, who had been shot in the face and chest and was carried out by patrons, was pronounced dead at Temple at 1:51 a.m.

Witnesses told police an argument inside the bar turned violent, though police have not named any suspects.

On Sunday afternoon, 21-year-old Trashawn Anderson died after being shot multiple times about 4:15 in an alley off the 1900 block of 69th Avenue in West Oak Lane.

Anderson, who lived a few blocks away on the 1800 block of 73d Avenue, was pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center at 5:15. The motive and identity of Anderson's shooter remain unknown.


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