1 dead in 2 shootings on same North Philadelphia street

June 27, 2013 5:17:11 AM PDT
Police are investigating two separate shootings, one deadly, on the same street in North Philadelphia.

Both shootings happened within hours apart on the 3000 block of Germantown Avenue.

Police were called to that location just before 9:00 p.m. where they found a 19-year-old male lying on the ground unconscious with two gunshot wounds to the head - shot from point-blank range.

The victim was rushed to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the victim was also armed with a semi-automatic weapon.

Then around 12:20 a.m. police returned to the street to find a 38-year-old man shot in the chest.

He was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

Police are trying to determine if the 38-year-old victim was on the street with friends starting a memorial for the 19-year-old victim when he was shot.

Several witnesses were taken to the police station for questioning.


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