Above: Star Watson grieves at the scene after police found a body inside a burning car Wednesday night in Olney. She said she believed the victim was her missing 24-year-old brother. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
The body of an unidentified man was found in a car which had been set on fire around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday on North Lawrence Street, near West Godfrey Avenue and North 4th Street in the Olney section of Philadelphia.
Police believed the fire was related to a shooting reported four hours earlier and just two blocks away, according to a Philadelphia Daily News report. Officers had responded to the report of a shooting on Roselyn Street near 4th Street around 4 p.m., but did not find a victim, according to a report from 6ABC, which added that witness said a passenger was wounded in a black car which then drove away.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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