Driver, Walker Die in Separate Shootings

Three deadly shootings in three different neighborhoods kept police busy overnight. 

Philadelphia Police responded to a second shooting around 4:30 a.m. at Front Street and Indiana Avenue in the Kensington neighborhood. In the second shooting an unidentified man was shot twice while walking in the area.

The man was rushed to Temple University Hospital where he later died.

Police say the shooting appeared to be the result of an argument and witnesses told investigators that the alleged triggerman fled down nearby Lee Street.

Police hope surveillance video in the area would help identify the man.

Earlier in the morning, officers responded to a report of an illegally parked vehicle along the 5700 block of Belmar Terrace in the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood.

“Upon police arrival they found a 2003 GMC Yukon, which was double parked, it actually came to rest against a parked vehicle,” said police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

The driver was slumped behind the steering wheel and unconscious with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his face, Small said.

Paramedics pronounced the man, who investigators say was a John Doe, dead a short time later from gunshot wounds to his face and side.

Small said it appeared someone shot the driver while the SUV was moving.

“It appears that the window was broken out about 100 feet west of where the vehicle came to rest so that may be where the shooting took place,” Small said.

Police didn’t know a motive and they were talking to neighbors hoping to gather more information.

Both of these shootings came less than 12 hours hours after a man was shot execution-style inside a North Philly grocery store early Monday evening.

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