Saturday, February 13, 2016

Man, 22, fatally shot in Kingsessing

A shooting in Kingessing left a 22-year-old dead early Wednesday evening, police said.

Man, 22, fatally shot in Kingsessing


This post has been updated.

A shooting in Kingessing left a 22-year-old man dead early Wednesday evening, police said.

Police said the man walked out of a store at the corner of 53rd Street and Greenway Avenue around 6 p.m. and was shot twice in the chest and once in the head. Two groups of men had exchanged gunfire at the corner, and 18 shell casings were found at the scene, investigators said.

Cops were unsure of the victim's involvement in the gun battle, but they said the victim did not have a weapon on him when he was shot.

He was rushed by police to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m.

No descriptions of the shooters were available, and police weren't sure what motivated the gun battle.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Philly Confidential, which covers crime in Philadelphia and the suburbs, is written by Daily News staffers Dana DiFilippo, Stephanie Farr and Vinny Vella.

E-mail tips to DiFilippo at and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Farr at and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Vella at and follow him on Twitter here.

The Philly Confidential team
Also on
letter icon Newsletter