2 dead in separate Philadelphia double shootings; bullets fly into home in Mantua

Police say several bullets endangered people inside a home.

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
Police investigate deadly shooting in Kensington
Philadelphia police are taking the van into evidence as part of a homicide investigation in Kensington.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Two people are dead and two others are injured following separate double shootings in Philadelphia.

Mantua Shooting

One man is dead and another man is in critical condition following a double shooting in Philadelphia.

The first shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday along the 3900 block of Folsom Street.

Police arrived at the scene and found a 22-year-old man lying on the sidewalk at the bottom of the steps of a home. He had been shot multiple times in the chest and torso.

Police rushed him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

While at the hospital, police learned a second victim, also a 22-year-old man, had been dropped off by a private vehicle.

He had been shot multiple times in the back and was listed in critical condition.

Police said they received information that this victim was also shot in the same area on Folsom Street.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said officers found 17 spent shell casings at the scene. Some were located on the street and sidewalk, others were discovered on the steps and front porch of the home and several were found inside the home.

"At least eight bullets went through the front door of that property and they lodged in the ceiling and the walls inside the property," Small said.

Small said there were people inside the home at the time of the shooting, but nobody was hurt.

Police are not sure if either victim was inside the home when they were shot.

Small said both victims lived half a block from the shooting scene.

No arrests have been made.

Kensington Double Shooting

Police are also investigating a deadly shooting in Kensington.

It happened just before 5 a.m. Thursday on the 100 block of East Westmoreland Street near Front Street.

Police found a 34-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man who had been shot in the chest was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 33-year-old woman was shot in the leg. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Police say nine shots were fired a the scene.

Police say a van parked at the location was struck at least eight times and the male victim may have been driving the vehicle at the time.

There was a bicycle on a kickstand up against the van, but police aren't sure yet who left it there or whether it was being used when the shooting happened.

There have been no arrests in this incident either.

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