2 women fatally shot inside North Philly speakeasy
The shooting occurred on the 1900 block of Ridge Avenue.
Two women were fatally shot inside a vacant property being used as a speakeasy Thursday night in North Philadelphia, police said.
The shooting was reported shortly around 7:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of Ridge Avenue. Police arriving at the scene found the two women inside a three-story rowhouse that once was used as a church, said Chief Inspector Scott Small
The women — 31-year-old Irene Mcnair and 56-year-old Constance Marshall — were pronounced dead at the scene by medics.
Police found seven spent shell casings on the sidewalk and in the parking lane in front of the property and three bullets struck the wooden front door, so it appears the assailant was shooting into the building and struck the women, Small said.
Marshall was shot once in the armpit and McNair victim was shot in the torso.
The was a running portable generator outside with wires running into the building, and there were several large coolers filled with beer inside, Small said.