2 dead, 4 wounded after pair of shootings, stabbing in Philadelphia a half-block apart

Tim Jimenez
June 25, 2019 - 7:05 am
The scene of a shooting at the Wilson Park Apartments on Bailey Terrace.

Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A pair of shooting incidents in a South Philadelphia neighborhood on Monday night has left two people dead. 

"We're very, very concerned due to the fact that we had four people shot within two hours and two of them are dead,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small. 

Police first got to the scene at around 9:30 Monday night for a fight that led to three people being shot.

"Just a scary, scary night on this block," said one neighbor, who didn’t want to give her name. She said she was home and heard five shots, then another round.

"As I was about to walk back out the door, I heard 10 to 15 shots just like non-stop," she said. 

She looked out, and people were scattering, and a few went down.

"When I came out, I just saw two people laying on the ground. Glass shattered, blood everywhere."

Three people had been shot. Police say a 42-year-old woman was shot outside of her apartment and died at the hospital. Two people in their 50s were also wounded and treated.

The neighbor said all three didn’t do anything wrong.

"Oh my gosh, I just know the people that were shot. They were truly innocent bystanders."

Police say two others on the block were stabbed, a 40-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man. Both were treated at the hospital too. It is not clear what their role was in the incident.

As the cops were gathering evidence and securing the scene, they heard a gunshot from half a block away and a woman screaming. 

Police ran over and found a 24-year-old man who was shot under the arm and in bad shape. He died at the hospital.

Police are investigating to see if these shootings and stabbings are connected in any way.

"We're looking into the possibility that these may be related or could be some sort of retaliation," Small said.


CLARIFICATION: In an earlier version of this story, the polcie were saying that one person was stabbed and that he may have been implicated in the shooting, but those details are not clear.