Innocent bystanders killed in Grays Ferry

December 29, 2008 10:23:37 AM PST
Philadelphia detectives say 2 men killed Saturday on a street in the Grays Ferry section were innocent bystanders. 61-year-old Charles West and 56-year-old Ronald Simmons were reportedly standing outside, drinking beers together, when the two were hit by gunfire.

The two long-time friends died within 8 minutes of each other at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Police don't have any suspects, or know who the intended targets may have been.

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