Husband shot and killed in front of wife in Northeast Philadelphia

April 30, 2013 10:08:02 AM PDT
Police say a husband is dead after being gunned down in front of his wife in Northeast Philadelphia late Monday night.

The incident happened shortly after 10:15 p.m. on the 5700 block of Leonard Street.

According to police, three men tried to enter a house with a weapon but struggled at the door with the victim's wife.

During the struggle, one suspect reached around the woman and fired shots at her 29-year-old husband, who was getting off the couch to help.

Police say, the victim was struck with several bullets and rushed to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Three teens and two children were found inside the home but they were not hurt.

The three gunman fled the scene and police are investigating.