Loved ones grieve at the scene after a community leader is killed in front of his West Philadelphia home Wednesday night

Millick Street HomicideVeronica Jackson is overcome with grief at the scene after her brother Gregory Scott was shot and killed in front of his home on the 200 block of Millick Street in West Philadelphia Wednesday night. Joseph Kaczmarek covered the scene for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

Millick Street HomicideA large crowd grieved openly as police officers lined the crime scene perimeter while investigators gathered evidence around the victim’s body.

According to police, the 54-year-old victim was shot in the head several times in front of his home as he got out of his car shortly after 11 p.m.

Scott was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medics. According to family members, Scott’s daughter was among Philadelphia Fire Department paramedics on location.

Relatives said that Scott is survived by his wife and five children, and was returning home from his job as a cook on 52nd Street at the time of the shooting.

Scott was a mentor and long-time member with the Goldcoast Buccaneers, a local community service organization which started as a drill team 50 years ago but now teaches leadership, discipline, and culture while providing recreational and educational opportunities.

In a separate incident, a 34-year-old man was shot on the 3500 block of Jasper Street in Kensington just after midnight and was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

Although 2013 began with a dramatic reduction in gun violence across Philadelphia, six people were shot on Tuesday, two fatally, three people were shot Monday and at least eight more were wounded in separate incidents over the weekend.

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