Police in Philadelphia and Camden searched Sunday for the killers in two separate shootings overnight that left a teenager and a man in his 40s dead. Later Sunday, another man was shot and killed in Philadelphia.
Officers responding to a report of gunshots in Southwest Philadelphia shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday heard about eight shots on the 8500 block of Bartram Avenue, police said.
Then they heard screams coming from a densely wooded area nearby, but could not find the source. Shortly after, they found an 18-year-old male in a side yard on the 8500 block of Harley Place, shot multiple times in the legs. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene at 4:30 a.m.
His name was not released.
On Sunday afternoon, police said, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot about 4:40 p.m. on the 6600 block of Elmwood Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities said a 33-year-old man had also been shot once in the stomach and was in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
In Camden, Darrell Matthews, 46, was found shot in the chest about 8 p.m. Saturday in an apartment on the 1200 block of Chestnut Street. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a statement issued Sunday by Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki.
No other details were provided. Authorities ask that anyone with information call Prosecutor’s Office Detective Andy McNeil at 856-225-8407 or Camden County Metro Detective Sean Miller at 609-706-6590, or email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.