Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Man, woman killed in West Phila. double shooting

Police were investigating a double homicide in University City Monday evening.

Man, woman killed in West Phila. double shooting


This post has been updated, and the address of the incident has been corrected.

Homicide detectives were investigating a double shooting in University City that left a man and a woman dead Monday night.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s were found shot to death in the front bedroom of a house on Wiota Street just north of Filbert. Small said the man was shot once in the head and the woman once in the chest. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Shell casings were found at the scene, Small said, and one witness was taken to the Homicide Unit for questioning.

The shooting happened at 9:29 p.m., according to Lt. Joseph Walsh of the Southwest Detective Division.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, police had not yet identified the victims.

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