Man dies after being shot two dozen times in Northeast Philadelphia
A man was killed overnight when someone fired dozens of shots at him in the city's Frankford section.
A man was killed overnight in a shooting in the city's Frankford section during which more than two dozen bullets were fired at the victim.
Officers were called to the 1400 block of Adams Avenue shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday for a report of gunshots and found the victim on the street, police said.
The 30-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:46 a.m. His name was not released because family members were still being notified.
Investigators found 28 spent shell casings at the scene, many close to the man's body, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. The shooter appeared to have been standing over the man's body.
"It appears clearly to be an execution-type homicide," Small said.
The motive for the killing remains under investigation. The shooting was not believed to have resulted from a robbery attempt, Small said.
It was the second deadly shooting in the neighborhood in the span of just a few hours: A shooting on the 5000 block of Frankford Avenue on Tuesday evening left one man dead and another in critical condition.
The slain man was identified Wednesday as Aaron Young, 29, of East Falls. The motive for the killing remained unknown and no arrests have been made.
Police on Wednesday also identified a man who was shot to death in Fairhill on Tuesday afternoon. That man, 49-year-old Juan Cruz, was gunned down on the street where he lived, the 3000 block of North Orkney Street.
Investigators believe a robbery sparked that shooting death, police said. No arrests have been made.