Four shot, two fatally, in Fern Rock overnight

Neighbors and passers-by look on a police investigate the scene where four men were shot overnight. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Two men were killed and two more were wounded in a shooting early Sunday on North Park Avenue near West Chew Avenue in the Fern Rock section of Philadelphia.

According to police, officers responded to reports of gunfire shortly after midnight and found three shooting victims. Two men — ages 26 and 39 — were rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center but were pronounced dead a short time later.

Another 39-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Einstein with arm wounds. Police said a fourth victim arrived at Temple University Hospital in a private automobile. The 41-year-old man had been shot in the thigh and was listed in stable condition.

Crime scene investigators marked at least 31 pieces of ballistic evidence at the scene. Police said they recovered two handguns, according to 6ABC, adding that tests will be done to see if they were the weapons involved.

The incident took place outside an unlicensed bar located inside a former day care center, according to CBS3. Police said the shooting started as an argument between motorcycle club members, according to an NBC10 report.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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