Nearly a dozen bullets pierced the air along an West Kensington street overnight and plunged into the bodies of two men. One died from his injuries and another is fighting to stay alive.
The shooting took place around midnight along the 2900 block of Waterloo Street, Philadelphia Police said.
The 21-year-old and 37-year-old men were standing on the sidewalk when they were shot at point blank range several times in the torso, according to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The men were taken to Temple University Hospital in extremely critical condition. However, despite the best efforts of trauma surgeons, the 37-year-old man's injuries were too severe and he died, Small said.
Small said ballistic evidence shows the shooter used a large caliber weapon in the shooting.
Detectives are still trying to determine a motive and there are no suspects at this time.
The investigation is on-going.