Man killed near scene of Sunday’s double murder in Philadelphia’s Crescentville

Weymouth Street HomicidePolice investigate the scene of a fatal shooting Friday night in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to investigators, police responded to Weymouth Street near East Sanger Street for reports of a shooting incident at about 6:15 p.m. and found a 30-year-old man inside a parked white Cadillac with several gunshot wounds to the head. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene and police said they recovered 12 fired shell casings in the street just outside the car.

Slideshow: Police investigate fatal shooting Friday in Crescentville. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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The Philadelphia Daily News and NBC10 also have reports. The incident took place just a few blocks from the home where 49-year-old Donna Muller and her son, 22-year-old Richard Muller, were found shot to death on Sunday.

Early Saturday morning, a 24-year-old man was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the hand at about 2:45 a.m. on East Passyunk Avenue, near 9th and Wharton Streets in South Philadelphia. A man is in critical condition after a shooting inside a bar in Camden, New Jersey, early Saturday morning, according to 6ABC.

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of Amber Long last Sunday has jumped to $37,000, according to an update NBC10. Officials in New Jersey are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of a group of men wanted for a series of recent armed robberies, according to a philly.com report.

The Philly Police Blog posted surveillance video Friday, seeking the public’s assistance to identify suspects wanted for a recent armed robbery spree in West Philadelphia. NBC10 has mapped the incidents and an update from 6ABC reports that two woman have been arrested.

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