Young man killed in West Oak Lane

Stenton & Haines HomicideSWAT team officers entered a home and investigators gathered evidence as a group of young men looked on, following a fatal shooting in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia Tuesday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Stenton & Haines HomicideAccording to police, the 18-year-old victim was shot numerous times in the living room by a gunman who came to the door of a house on Stenton Avenue near Haines Street.

The victim ran out of the house and collapsed in the parking lot of a Rita’s Water Ice shop, according to police. He was rushed to Einstein Medical Center in a police vehicle but was pronounced dead a short time later. The SWAT team found the house unoccupied.

The victim — who was not immediately identified — was struck in the chest and face, according to a report from NBC10CBS3 reported that police are looking for a man wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans who fled on foot.

The water ice stand was open for business at the time the gunmen opened fired, according to 6ABC, in a report that said police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video from the location.

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