Friday, December 26, 2014

Police investigating fatal quadruple shooting in N. Philly

Two people were killed and two others were hospitalized after a quadruple shooting Tuesday night on 8th Street near Indiana in North Philadelphia.

Police investigating fatal quadruple shooting in N. Philly

This post has been updated.

Two people were killed and two others were hospitalized after a quadruple shooting Tuesday night on 8th Street near Indiana in North Philadelphia.

A 37-year-old man was shot in his chest and pronounced dead at the scene by medics at 8 p.m., said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman.

A 36-year-old man also was shot in his chest and was taken by medics to Temple University Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 8:09 p.m.

A 33-year-old woman was shot in her abdomen and buttocks. Medics took her to Temple, and police said she was listed in critical condition as of 8:45 p.m.

A 31-year-old man was shot twice in his right thigh and taken by private vehicle to Temple, where police said he was listed in stable condition as of 8:30.

Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said 37 shell casings were found on the scene. Some were fired from assault rifles and others were from two handguns, he said.

Police were searching for a blue and white Ford F-150 truck police said was last seen fleeing north on 8th Street with two men inside.

Police found a car matching that description parked and unattended on 5th and Glenwood. Small said officials were working Tuesday night to determine if that was the getaway vehicle.

Information on what led to the shootings was not available. One witness was taken to speak with homicide detectives, Small said, and police were going door to door in the residential area near the scene asking neighbors for information on the incident.

No arrests were made, and no weapon was recovered.

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