Police: 5 shot in Ogontz section of Philadelphia

Andrew Kramer
August 15, 2019 - 6:08 pm

Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than 24 hours after six officers were shot in Tioga-Nicetown, police responded to another shooting in North Philadelphia in Ogontz. 

Five people were shot on Conlyn Street near 15th, down the street from Einstein Medical Center where the victims were taken to and are expected to be OK.

Police Commissioner Richard Ross was on scene, saying that the youngest victim is 17-years-old. The other victims are young adults.

Police see tipped over chairs and believe this may be a targeted shooting. They are looking for surveillance cameras in the area that may have captured the shooting.  

This is a quiet neighborhood, and residents like Kenny say you don’t see violence like this around here often.

“This is the first time I’ve seen something like this."