Shooters kill two men; wound woman and teen Wednesday in Philadelphia

Palethorp Street Double Shooting/HomicideInvestigators examine evidence and one victim’s body as neighbors looks on at the scene of a shooting Wednesday night in the Olney section of Philadelphia which has now left two men dead. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Palethorp Street Double Shooting/HomicideAccording to police, officers were responding to a report of a car fire but arrived to find two shooting victims on North Palethorp Street near Olney Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. One man was found inside a car that had crashed into a parked car and the other victim was found lying on the sidewalk.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said that a 25-year-old man was pronounced dead on scene by medics. The second — a man in his thirties — was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center with two gunshot wounds to his head, but was pronounced dead early Thursday.

Update: Police have identified the man who was pronounced dead on location as Stephen Mysyk, 25, of the 5900 block of Ella Street, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Slideshow: Police investigate Palethorp street murder scene. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

6ABC, NBC10, the Philadelphia Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer also have reports.

Medics rushed a 17-year-old boy to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition after he was shot at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at North 23rd and Edgley Streets in North Philadelphia. 6ABC and NBC10 have reports.

Police rushed an 18-year-old woman to Einstein Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition after she was shot in the leg at about 4 p.m. Wednesday inside a house on North Fairhill Street, near West Ruscomb and North 5th Streets in Olney. At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have now tracked 16 women and girls shot in Philadelphia so far in 2014.


Police are searching for the two armed bandits who burst into a home in the city’s Fox Chase section early Thursday morning, according to a report from 6ABC. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that a West Philadelphia woman has been found guilty of shooting and killing her mother in 2007.

NBC10 reported on the Philadelphia Police Department’s new #JustATip campaign. Police say there is a $20,000 reward for any tips that lead to an arrest and conviction in a murder case. You can call 215-686-TIPS, or reach police via facebook/phillypolice, Twitter @PhillyPolice or their web site:

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