Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Police ID man killed near W. Oak Lane school

A man shot dead late Tuesday, a victim in a period of violence that saw two others killed, has been identified.

Police ID man killed near W. Oak Lane school

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A man shot dead late Tuesday, a victim in a period of violence that saw two others killed, has been identified.

Jerome Johnson, 31, was shot several times in the chest and back on Limekiln Pike near Ridley Street about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, police spokeswoman Officer Jillian Russell said.

Johnson, who lived on Matthews Street near Wister, died about a half-hour later at Albert Einstein Medical Center. He was shot alongside two other men, a 36-year-old man who was hit in the leg and a 19-year-old shot in his left foot, police said. Their identities have not been released.

No information on a motive in the shooting is available, Russell said, and no arrests have been made. A person of interest taken into custody shortly after the shooting was released and hasn’t been charged, Russell said.

Johnson lived about a block away from the scene of a shooting that occurred six minutes after the one in which he was fatally wounded. In that incident, a 20-year-old man was shot just above his right knee, Chief Inspector Scott Small said Tuesday night.

That victim was taken to Einstein in stable condition and later released, police said. His identity hasn't been released

No information on a motive is available in that incident, and police are looking for a male suspect in his mid-30s, who wore a burgundy hoodie, dark blue jeans and boots during the shooting.

So far, according to police, there’s no indication that the two shootings are related.

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