Man shot to death in car near playground in Franklinville
A 22-year-old man was shot to death in a car near a playground in Philadelphia's Franklinville section.
A 22-year-old man was shot dead in a car near a playground in Philadelphia's Franklinville section late Wednesday night, police said.
Police said officers were called to the report of gunshots on the 3600 block of North Marvine Street just before 10 p.m.
They found the victim, identified Thursday as Breion Wallace, in the driver's seat of a 2003 silver Hyundai Accent that had crashed into a wooden fence.
Wallace had suffered gunshot wounds to his face and chest. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:22 p.m.
No arrests were made and no motive for the shooting was known Thursday. The slaying happened near a playground; two gunmen were reported to be standing near a swing set, NBC Philadelphia reported.
Police were also investigating a separate overnight shooting in West Philadelphia in which a man was shot in the arm after leaving a restaurant.
The 30-year-old male victim told officers that he was walking on the 5200 block of Market Street shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday when he heard gunshots.
The man had just left a Checkers restaurant, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. After he realized he had been shot, the victim and another man he had been walking with ran to the victim's home about two blocks away, on the 100 block of South Ruby Street, officials said.
The man was taken to Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left forearm, police said. He was listed in stable condition. The other man was not injured.
The victim told investigators that he had not been involved in any altercation or disturbance, and didn't know why he was shot, Small told reporters.
"He's telling us he was struck by stray gunfire," Small said.
He said police recovered more than a dozen shell casings at the scene.
The gunman was described as black, about 20 years old, 5-feet 6-inches tall and having a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket, black skull cap and had a red bandana in his rear pocket.