Vigil and arrests come one day after the shooting death of West Philadelphia community leader Gregory Scott

Millick Street Homicide MemorialThe community came together for a vigil Thursday evening at the scene where 54-year-old Gregory Scott was shot and killed in front of his West Philadelphia home one night earlier. Photographs by Joseph Kaczmarek for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

Millick Street Homicide Memorial

According to police, Scott was shot in the head several times on the 200 block of Millick Street as he got out of his car shortly after 11 p.m.

Millick Street Homicide Memorial

Police have announced that 44-year-old James Scott, the victim’s cousin, from the 5500 Block of Cherry Street and 25-year-old James Hiller from the 700 Block of North 66th Street have been arrested and charged with murder and related offenses, according to 6ABC.

Millick Street Homicide Memorial

According to philly.com, investigators believe the two cousins got into a fight outside Gregory Scott’s job nearby at Family Variety Store & Deli on 52d Street about 30 minutes before the shooting.

Millick Street Homicide Memorial

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.

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