Man, Woman Found Shot to Death in Car in Philly - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Man, Woman Found Shot to Death in Car in Philly

A 23-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were both found unresponsive inside a vehicle on the 1000 block of Sydney Street at 4:42 p.m.

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    A gunman shot and killed a woman and man inside a car in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. The bodies were found Sunday but police say the victims could have been dead for several days. NBC10's Drew Smith speaks to the woman who discovered the bodies.

    (Published Monday, June 5, 2017)

    A man and woman were found shot to death inside the front seats of a car in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.

    The 24-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were both found unresponsive inside a Chrysler on the 1000 block of Sydney Street around 4:45 p.m. Sandy, a neighborhood resident who did not want to reveal her last name, spotted the victims inside the vehicle and called 911.

    "It was obvious," she said. "I mean it was blood splatter all over the place. They were clearly dead."

    Both victims were shot in the head and were pronounced dead at the scene at 5 p.m.

    "I was very stunned when I found out about it," Brian Price, another resident, said. "Normally stuff like this doesn't happen in this area."

    Police have not yet released the identity of the victims but say they are both from the Philadelphia area. No arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.

    Investigators say it appears the gunman was in the back seat of the car when he or she shot the two victims. Residents in the area said they didn't hear any gunshots Sunday. Police are trying to determine when the shooting actually occurred.

    "We're not sure if this happened sometime today," Philadelphia Homicide Capt. James Clark said. "We're hearing reports it may have happened sometime Thursday evening. So we're not sure yet."

    If you have any information on the shooting, please contact Philadelphia Police.