One man killed, second critically wounded after leaving North Philadelphia nightclub early Sunday

Homicide at American Street and Master StreetsPolice investigate the crime scene where two people were shot, one fatally, early Sunday on Master Street near American Street in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to police, officers responded to a radio call for gunshots on the 200 block of Master Street at 1:55 a.m. and found a silver Dodge that had crashed into a building.

Homicide at American Street and Master StreetsThe 43-year-old man driving the car was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead by medics at the scene, police said. A male passenger in the front was also wounded but a 28-year-old woman riding in the back seat was uninjured by the gunfire.

Police said the three had just left a nightclub when the gunman approached and opened fire as the car moved west on Master Street.

Slideshow: Police investigate double shooting on Master Street. Photographs by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’14554′]

According to a report from 6ABC, police said that several party-goers had gathered at The Liquid Room, a newly opened nightclub located in the 1300 block of North 2nd Street, for the woman’s birthday. Police told CBS3 that they found 12 shell casings on the street.

As we previously reported, five people were shot in Philadelphia overnight, bringing the city’s weekend total to 16, after 11 people were shot from Friday afternoon through Saturday.

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