Two men killed Monday in separate Philadelphia shootings

Slide show above: Family members gather at the scene as police investigate a fatal shooting Monday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Relatives gathered along the crime scene perimeter as homicide investigators looked for evidence after a 20-year-old man was shot to death shortly after 9 p.m. Monday on Kerbaugh Street, between Broad Street and Germantown Avenue in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia.

UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as Daquan Clentscale, 20, according to a Philadelphia Daily News report which also indicated: N. Philly man charged in dispute that turned fatal

According to police, officers responded to reports of a shooting and arrived to find a 21-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, arms and chest. Medics pronounced him the victim on location and investigators said they located 13 fired shell casings in close proximity to the victim.

Police said that the alleged shooter was still on the scene when they arrived and was arrested without any incident, according to a report from the Philadelphia Daily News, adding that police also said both the victim and suspect had 9mm handguns.

Police said a fight over a woman may have led to the fatal shooting, according to NBC106ABC reported that the victim was shot in the chest, arms and head.

Investigators say the victim was shot 13 times at close range, according to CBS3NBC10 has a brief video report.

As we reported yesterday, recently-released Philadelphia Police data indicates that nearly half of the homicides reported in Philadelphia last year resulted from arguments.

Another man was shot multiple times and killed in a separate incident Monday afternoon, near Buist Avenue and 73rd Street, in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia.

Police rushed the 23-year-old victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. The Philadelphia Daily News, CBS3 and Fox29 also have reports.

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Posted by Jim MacMillan

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