A 28-year-old man was fatally wounded in a shooting Thursday evening in West Philadelphia, police said.
Just after 6:30, the man apparently was shot inside a coin laundry in the 1000 block of South 49th Street by two gunman accompanied by a third male, police said. The victim was shot repeatedly and chased around the corner to Chester Avenue, where he collapsed. He was taken by private vehicle to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and pronounced dead shortly before 7.
Police reviewed surveillance video and saw the man enter the business, reportedly to do his laundry, according to witnesses, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The gunmen show up and open fire through the front door, then they go inside and keep firing.
Around 10 other people can be seen running out as well as the victim, who is pursued by the gunmen as they continue to shoot at him. At least 23 shell casings from two different caliber firearms were found along the extensive crime scene.
The three suspects were all wearing surgical-type masks and orange gloves, Small said. They were seen getting into a parked silver or gray minvan and fleeing south on 49th.