Crime scene investigators gather at the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center at 22nd and Huntingdon Streets in North Philadelphia after an 18-year-old man was shot to death at about 6 p.m. Monday night. Photo for GunCrisis.org by Joseph Kaczmarek.
This was the sixth shooting at a city playground in just over a month, according to philly.com. He was shot once in the chest and pronounced dead a short time later at Temple University Hospital
CBS3 say that witnesses described the shooter as a man in his 20s, about 5’6” and 200 lbs. He was last seen fleeing on a bike, wearing a multi-colored sweater and multi-colored sneakers.
Over the weekend, several community groups had gathered at the same recreation center for the “Stop Illegal Guns Rally and Peace Concert,” according to CBS3.
A second person was shot to death in the Frankford section of Philadelphia later Monday night.