1 dead, 2 critical in Philly shootings

Authorities are investigating a series of separate overnight shootings that left a man dead in Germantown and two other men critically wounded.

The deadly shooting happened about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of West Seymour Street in the Fernhill section of Germantown.

A 20-year-old man who was shot in his chest was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Officials on Thursday identified him as Timothy Michael. He lived a few blocks from the shooting scene, on the border of the city’s East Falls and Germantown sections.

No information about the motive was known and police and had no descriptions of any suspects.

Two young men were seen running from the scene toward Wayne Avenue, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. More information about them or any connection they had to the slaying wasn’t known.

Two more men were in critical condition after other overnight shootings that happened about an hour apart.

Just after 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to a report of a man who was shot on the 2400 block of North Park Avenue in Philadelphia’s Hartranft section.

The 24-year-old victim told authorities that he got into an argument with an unknown man while walking; he then felt a pain in his leg and realized he had been shot. The was taken in a private vehicle to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said. No information about the shooter was known.

Then, shortly after 1:15 a.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in his back on the 500 block of East Walnut Lane in East Germantown. He was taken in critical condition to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

No information about a motive or suspects was available.