Logan teen slain, North Philly victim identified

Police are seeking suspects in the slaying last night of a Logan teen.

Shannon Clanton, 18, of 12th Street near Ruscomb, was shot once in the back on Rockland Street near 12th at 9:14 p.m., police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien said this morning. Clanton died a half hour later at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

In an unrelated case, police also today identified a man found, apparently beaten to death, early yesterday in North Philly. Robert Earel-McNeil, 55, of 15th Street near Venango, suffered severe head trauma. He was found on Hilton Street near Germantown Avenue about 12:50 a.m. yesteday and died a half hour later at Temple University Hospital.

Police reported no suspects or motive in either case. Tipsters can call homicide detectives at (215) 686-3334 or -3335.