Fatal shooting brings grief to neighborhood in Kingsessing

Kaczmarek 1Emotions wash over a crowd of onlookers as police remove the the body of a man who had been shot and killed Friday afternoon on the 5500 block of Regent Street in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Regent Street HomicidePhiladelphia Fire Department medics pronounced the man dead on the scene shortly after noon while neighbors gathered in nearby doorways.

A police spokeswoman said that the victim had been shot several times in the upper torso and head, according to philly.com. According to CBS3, officials said no weapon was recovered and no arrests had been made.

Regent Street Homicide

A woman ran toward police as they carried the body bag from the front porch of a home on the block, and several people tried to comfort her as she continued to pray out load.

Regent Street HomicideThree more men survived separate shooting incidents across Philadelphia on Friday, and were reported in stable condition at area hospitals:

A 24-year-old man was shot in the leg on the 5300 block of Paschall Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia later Friday afternoon.

Medics rushed a 20-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot in the area of 58th and Market Streets iN West Philadelphia at about 7:30 p.m.

A 19-year-old man was rushed to Einstein Medical Center after he was shot twice during a home invasion on West Raymond Street in Feltonville shortly before midnight.

View Weekend shooting victims, beginning 03.29.13 in a larger map

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on TumblrShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone