Deluge of grief washes over fatal shooting scene overnight in Harrowgate

7th & Clearfield ShootingA woman covers her eyes as police investigate after a 24-year-old man was shot to death in an SUV in the Harrowgate section of Philadelphia overnight. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

7th & Clearfield ShootingFamily members gathered while police searched for evidence after the victim was shot in the head while parked at the Harrowgate Shopping Center near the V.I.P. Nightclub at about 2:30 a.m. Medics pronounced him dead on location a short time later.

According to police, a security guard from the nightclub witnessed the shooting and exchanged gunfire with the suspect as he fled the scene on foot.

The security guard told police the gunman stumbled and fell to the ground before getting back up and running away, according to a report at 6ABC, adding that police do not know if the gunman was struck by the security guard.

Gun Crisis partner Tara Murtha reported on the incident this morning:
Inside the car, a young man was slumped behind the wheel. He looked asleep, except for the bright red circles blooming through his white shirt down the side of his body. He was dead on scene. Sources confirm he was 24 years old and a father of five young children.

Slideshow: More photographs from the scene
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