Man killed in East Germantown

Slide show above: Police examine the crime scene after a fatal shooting Saturday night on West Spencer Street in East Germantown. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center after he was shot late Saturday night on West Spencer near Wister Street in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia.

According to police, the victim was brought to Einstein Medical Center with a neck wound around 11:30 p.m., but he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said a friend of the victim told them the shooting occurred on West Spencer Street, where a block party was taking place.

A security guard reported seeing someone throw a gun from a car moments after the victim was dropped off at the emergency room, according to police.

2100 West Spencer Street Police examine a gun they found on the access road leading to the emergency bay at Einstein Medical Center after a shooting victim arrived in a personal car late Saturday night. The wounded man did not survive. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Separate shooting incidents left another man dead and four more people wounded from Saturday night through early Sunday in Philadelphia.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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