Police officers remove a child’s body from a home in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia early Friday morning, following an apparent murder-suicide shooting that also left a man dead and a woman critically wounded. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
A 48-year-old man and and a 10-year-old boy were pronounced dead on scene and a 41-year-old woman was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where she was reported in in critical condition with a head wound following the incident which took place inside a row house on I Street near Erie Avenue shortly before 1 a.m.
Officers from the 24th Police District were responding to a radio call reporting a man with a gun inside the residence when they heard four gunshots and entered the property. They found the wounded woman in a second-floor hallway, the body of the child in his bed and the dead man on the floor beside him.
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Police say the man was the boy’s father, and the woman was the wife and mother, according to a report from CBS3. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that, although she had been shot twice in the back of the head, the 41-year-old mother was able to speak to detectives.
Police told 6ABC that the man’s wound appeared to have been self-inflicted, and that they were interviewing two other family members who had been inside the home at the time. FOX29 also has a video report.
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