2 killed, 8 injured by gunfire around Philadelphia

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Police say two men were killed and eight other people were injured by gunfire around the city of Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Police say two men were killed and eight other people were injured by gunfire around the city of Philadelphia.

Action News spoke with the family of one of the victims on Sunday.

Those who knew Tyrell Boggs can't make sense of the heinous shooting that claimed the life of the 29-year-old husband and father.

"He was such a beautiful person, he was a family man," said Mikeya Hall, Bogg's sister-in-law.

We're told Boggs, a Philadelphia School District bus driver, was returning home to the 3400 block of Braddock Street in Kensington just after midnight Sunday.

"He was approached by two individuals who opened fire and ended up hitting him eight times," said Pastor Pamela Williams, family friend.

His daughters, ages 2 and 10, were nearby.

"These savages would shoot this young man in front of his children. A 2-year-old child and a 10-year-old child. That is just unconscionable," said Pastor Williams.

Bogg's murder was part of a particularly violent night that included 10 shootings in the city.

One man was shot at close range while leaning on his motorcycle at a gas station in Southwest Philadelphia. He died at the scene.

In West Philadelphia, another dad was shot in the face while parking his car in front of his home at 55th and Spring. His two young daughters, ages 3 and 7, were in the car but weren't hurt. Neighbors say he's on life support.

Homicides are up 6 percent this year to 165.

And Bogg's loved ones say behind each number is a grieving family forever torn apart.

"Put guns down. Come together as one. It should be talking things out or walking away than always just going to a gun, taking lives," said Hall.
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