Son of Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams critically wounded in double shooting

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- One of the victims in a double shooting on Friday in North Philadelphia is the son of the city's outgoing sheriff.

39-year-old Jewell Williams, who shares his father's name, was shot three times on the 1600 block of West Clearfield Street around 5:30 p.m.

He was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition.

"It sounded like 12 to 15 shots," Dominique Small said. "My brother called me and was like 'Dom, get off the corner,' so I took off home because I wasn't trying to be the next victim."

Another neighbor thought it was fireworks at first and explained, "I looked out the window, and there it all was. I'm like, 'Oh my God, not again.'"

Another man, a 37-year-old, died after being shot multiple times.

The name of the man who was killed has not been released.

Action News obtained surveillance video from the moments around the shooting. The crime appears off camera, but you can see people running and scattering after the gunshots. Others stand stunned.

Police arrive minutes later.

Neighbors say the pair had been working on a nearby house before they were shot.

"They were just working on a house trying to get things straightened out, and other than that, that was it," said one woman, who asked that we not use her name.

Police say a weapon was recovered. This investigation is ongoing.

No suspects have been identified and there was no immediate word on a motive for this shooting.

Sheriff Jewell Williams



Sheriff Jewell Williams, who has been the target of several sexual harassment lawsuits, lost his bid for re-election in May's primary.
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