Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Man, 26, shot dead on Kingsessing street

Raheem Williams, 26, was shot dead in Kingsessing Wednesday night.

Man, 26, shot dead on Kingsessing street

0 comments

This post has been updated.

A 26-year-old man was shot dead in Kingsessing Wednesday night.

Police were called to 57th Street and Florence Avenue at 7:18 p.m. and found Raheem Williams, 26, of Beaumont Avenue near 56th, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the left side of his torso, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Medics took Williams to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he died at 7:44 p.m.

Small said police found three spent .22-caliber shell casings on Beaumont Avenue near 57th Street, about a block from where Williams ran to and collapsed.

Police said a pool of blood and some cash marked the spot where Williams fell at the corner. A fight may have led to the shooting, according to police, and officers were looking for a man on a bike seen leaving the scene who may have been connected. 

Investigators were checking area surveillance cameras for any footage of the shooter and interviewing witnesses late Wednesday. The homicide remains under investigation.  Tipsters can call homicide detectives at (215) 686-3334 or -3335.

0 comments
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:

Philly.com 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 Philly.com 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 difilid@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Farr at farrs@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Vella at vellav@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter here.

The Philly Confidential team
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter