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One dead, two wounded in W. Philadelphia shooting

One man was killed and two others are in stable condition after a shooting on Sharswood Street near 54th in West Philadelphia Thursday night.

One dead, two wounded in W. Philadelphia shooting

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One man was killed and two others are in stable condition after a shooting on Sharswood Street near 54th in West Philadelphia Thursday night.

Shots were fired just before 8 p.m., police said, and a 22-year-old man was shot twice in his forehead and twice in his left leg, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. He was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 11:25 p.m.

He was identified this morning as Tyrone McFadden, of the 2600 block of South 70th Street in Southwest Philadelphia.

Two other men, ages 24 and 26, were also wounded in their arms and legs.

Police took the victims to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where police in the Southwest Detective Division interviewed the two surviving victims Wednesday night.

Police said there were 10 shell casings on the scene, which were fired from two different handguns.

Two men in a grey Chevrolet Impala were seen fleeing the scene. Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said the shots were fired by someone who was sitting in the back seat of the car.

Police said the car may have had a spoiler on the back and had out of state plates. The car was last seen heading south on 54th Street.

Police were canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses as they scoured the scene for evidence. Small said a private surveillance camera nearby may have recorded part of the incident.

The shooter's motive was unclear Thursday night, but police and neighbors on the block said the shooting was likely drug-related.

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