Two fatal shootings begin violent outbreak in Philadelphia

Police gather evidence at the crime scene after a double shooting and standoff Tuesday evening in the Logan section of Philadelphia. One man was killed and a second was wounded when gunfire broke out at about 6 p.m. on West Ruscomb Streets near 13th Street. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Ruscomb Street Double Shooting / Homicide The incident ended with seven men taken into police custody, according to a report from CBS3. The Philadelphia Daily News reported that a 24-year-old man died after he was shot in the neck and a that 23-year man had been shot in the leg.

Police have now identified the deceased man as Khoeum Roeun, a 24-year-old from Marvine Street near Duncannon Avenue, according to another Daily News post.

A dozen families were evacuated during the incident, according to an NBC10 report. 6ABC reported that police found 24 spend shell casings at the scene, from at least three different caliber weapons. The Philadelphia Inquirer added that police also seized three dogs from the property.

Altogether, three men were killed and six more were wounded in a brutal 11-hour gun violence outbreak which began earlier Tuesday afternoon.

The day’s first shooting victim was reported on North 19th Street in the Belfield section of East Germantown, not far from the La Salle University campus.

CBS3 reported that he was rushed to Einstein Medical Center with a wound to the lower left torso, but died a short time later. Police believe that the shooting stemmed from an argument in a rear alleyway, according to 6ABC.

Police have now identified the man who was killed as Adrian Wills of Boyer Street near Church Lane, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Ruscomb Street Double Shooting / Homicide
Police confirmed that the victim was not a La Salle student, according to NBC10Fox29 added that students were advised to stay away from the area during the investigation.

Two suspects were seen fleeing the crime north on 20th Street, according to a report. The Philadelphia Daily News noted that the victim accounted for Philadelphia’s 50th homicide of 2014.

Follow throughout the day for continuing reports from later incidents East Germantown, Feltonville and West Oak Lane

Posted by Jim MacMillan

To find help or lend your support, check the the organizations listed under our Network tab at left. If you would like us to add your group to our list, please email us.

The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is an award-winning, independent, nonprofit journalism community striving to illuminate the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia — and to find solutions.

DarkRedBut we need your help. Click to see how your tax-deductible contribution can support our volunteer staff.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on TumblrShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone