Shooter kills one man and wounds another Tuesday afternoon near West Philadelphia daycare center

40th and Poplar Double Shooting - Homicide

Police gather at the crime scene after one man was shot to death and a second was wounded late Tuesday afternoon in West Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

40th and Poplar Double Shooting - HomicideAccording to investigators, police officers found both victims as they responded to reports of gunfire just before 4 p.m., outside a corner store at 40th and Poplar Streets.

Medics rushed a 23-year-old man with head and arm wounds to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as Marquise Williams, 23, who lived nearby, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Police said that the second victim, a 27-year-old man with a leg wound, was located a short distance away and rushed to HUP — where he was listed in stable condition.

Parents arriving to pick up children at a daycare center across the street were met by a maze of crime scene tape. According to a report from CBS3, the center had been briefly placed on lockdown as police searched the area, but none of the 40 children inside were injured.

40th and Poplar Double Shooting - HomicideFour or five men had been arguing when one pulled out a gun and opened fire, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

6ABC reported that a half-dozen shots were fired, NBC10 added that no arrests had been made, and Philly.com said that neither victim had been identified Tuesday evening.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting project, we have tracked shooting incidents which have left six people dead and 13 wounded so far this month in Philadelphia.

40th and Poplar Double Shooting - Homicide

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