Shooter kills man in living room Monday night in Philadelphia’s Mayfair section

Leonard Street HomicideNeighbors watched as police gathered evidence after fatal shooting in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia Monday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Leonard Street Homicide

According to police, a woman answered a knock on the door at her home on the 5700 block of Leonard Street shortly after 10 p.m. and was met by an armed man who tried to force his way inside. As she tried to hold back the door, the gunman fired several times and struck a man in the living room.

Leonard Street HomicideMedics rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

A neighbor watching investigators said that the victim was a father to several children.

According to 6ABC, three teens and two children were found inside the home but they were not injured by the shooting. NBC10 has a video report: Knock on the Door Turns Deadly.

Leonard Street Homicide

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