Suspect ID'd in West Kensington double homicide

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A man is dead and two others are critical after what police are calling a deadly shootout unfolded in the city's West Kensington section. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police have identified a suspect in a shooting earlier this month in West Kensington that left men dead and a teenager critically injured.

That suspect, 19-year-old Ativa Jackson, resides in the same block where the shooting occurred, the 100 block of West Wishart Street.

Officers were called to the scene around 5:48 p.m. on Sunday, January 3rd.

There they found three victims.

47-year-old Richard DaVilla and 21-year-old Raul Rodriguez were both found on the street suffering gunshot wounds. They were taken to Temple University hospital where both were pronounced dead.

A 17-year-old boy was found in a nearby home with a gunshot wound to the face. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Jackson is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Jackson's whereabouts is contact the Homicide unit at 215-686-3334 / 3335 or call 911.
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