Drive-by shooter kills man near prom party in North Philadelphia

JK 1Police talk with neighbors and gather evidence after a 22-year-old man was shot to death on Jefferson Street near 27th Street at about 7:15 p.m. Friday in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

JK 2RThe victim was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital with a chest wound but pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said that victim was on a dirt bike when a gunman inside a car drove by and opened fire, according to NBC10. Police are reviewing surveillance video from a camera in the neighborhood but no arrests were reported.

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A young couple — My’Eera and Allen — prepared to head for the Gratz High School prom in spite of the grim scene nearby.

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