Friday, February 12, 2016

Police identify victim in fatal West Oak Lane shooting

Killed in a double shooting in West Oak Lane early Wednesday morning was 49-year-old Welton Clark, of Cheltenham, police said Thursday.

Police identify victim in fatal West Oak Lane shooting

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Killed in a double shooting in West Oak Lane early Wednesday morning was 49-year-old Welton Clark, of Cheltenham, police said Thursday.

Clark, who lived on Krewson Lane near Yew Road in Cheltenham, was fatally shot in the chest and side in an alley near Ogontz and 68th avenues shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday. He died at the scene. A 57-year-old man also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the shooting, and was treated at Albert Einstein Medical Center, according to investigators.

A search of court records in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties shows no criminal record for Clark. Police have not yet determined a motive or any suspects in the shooting.

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