Shooter Admits to Killing Man in Driveway: Police

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    A man was shot and killed last night in the Frankford section of the city. The 56-year-old shooter then turned himself into police. (Published Friday, Aug 22, 2014)

    A gunman opened fire on a man sitting in a vehicle in the Frankford section of Philadelphia Thursday night and then stuck around to tell police about what he had done, according to investigators.

    The scene played out just after 10 p.m. Thursday along a rear driveway behind the 4500 block of Torresdale Avenue.

    "Upon police arrival they found a 30-year-old male victim laying on the rear driveway next to a pickup truck," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Investigators said a bullet struck the man in the head. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

    "The shooter, a 56-year-old male, remained on location, turned himself into police and handed over a revolver," said Small.

    Small it was unusual that the man admitted to firing the shots. Police interviewed the unidentified man about the incident, according to investigators.

    Authorities took the 56-year-old into custody, but they have yet to release a motive in the case.

    Small said that local surveillance cameras could help in the investigation and reveal if the admitted shooter would be charged.