Loved ones react after gunmen kill man in car Friday in Kingessing

52nd Street HomicideA woman is overcome with grief after arriving at the crime scene where police were investigating a fatal shooting in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia late Friday afternoon. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

52nd Street HomicideAccording to police, the victim was behind the wheel of a red Dodge Charger when two gunmen approached and fired at least 15 shots at close range, striking him numerous times. He was pronounced dead on location by medics a few minutes later.

52nd Street HomicideA woman sitting on a nearby stoop identified herself as the victim’s aunt and said that her own son had been gunned down just a few blocks away several years ago.

Police say they are searching for two male suspects that fled in an SUV, according to a report at CBS3, adding that there were no reports of arrests or motives.

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Late Friday morning, a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in front of a home on Sebring Road in far Northeast Philadelphia. Medics rushed the victim to the Aria Health Torresdale Campus, where he was listed in stable condition.

The two latest incidents follow the most violent week of the year in Philadelphia.

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