Philly Police identify teen killed in Point Breeze triple shooting

Steve Tawa
November 09, 2018 - 11:35 am
Homicide Lt. Norman Davenport

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are looking for suspects and a motive in connection with a triple-shooting homicide Thursday night in the city's Point Breeze section. A high school sophomore died of multiple gunshot wounds. 

Homicide investigators say two of the three victims were riding bicycles when a vehicle pulled up near 15th and Federal streets, and three men jumped out of a vehicle. Homicide Lt. Norman Davenport says they immediately began firing at the three others in what he describes as "a targeted shooting."

"There was a total of 41 rounds fired during the course of this shooting incident," Davenport said. 

A 10th grader at Charter High School for Architecture and Design of Philadelphia, 15-year-old Trevonte Marks, was hit six times, according to police and was pronounced dead Thursday night.

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Homicide Lieutenant Norman Davenport said a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old each were shot twice. They're in stable condition. All were transported to Presbyterian Hospital by police.

"We are withholding the names of the two surviving victims for safety reasons, since we have no motive or suspects, and this certainly appears to be a targeted shooting," Davenport said. "We don't want to add any undue stress at the hospital over security concerns."

Davenport says, based on evidence from the crime scene, there's no reason to believe any of the victims had a weapon.

Police are looking to tie together surveillance video and witness accounts to give them more direction in the investigation.