2 Shot, 1 Dead in Execution-Style Killing Outside Overbrook Recreation Center Packed With Kids - NBC 10 Philadelphia

2 Shot, 1 Dead in Execution-Style Killing Outside Overbrook Recreation Center Packed With Kids

Parents Worried After Gunmen Kill Man Near Playground

Philadelphia police are still on the hunt for the gunmen who opened fire at a crowded recreation center. They killed a man right in front of dozens of kids. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal reports from Overbrook. (Published Saturday, July 18, 2015)

A 42-year-old man is dead after being killed execution-style and an innocent bystander was hurt in a shooting outside an Overbrook recreation center packed with children and parents Friday evening, Philadelphia Police said.

Gunfire rang out just before 7 p.m. outside the Tustin Recreation Center at 60th Street and Columbia Avenue as two masked men ambushed the victim, police said.

He was shot once in the body and then in the head at close-range, detectives said. He died at the scene.

"It does appear the male was executed," Philadelphia Police Capt. Drew Techner told NBC10.

Gunmen Ambush Man Outside Packed Rec Center

[PHI] Gunmen Ambush Man Outside Packed Rec Center
Police have arrested a shooting suspect who they say shot another man in front of kids at a rec center on Friday night. NBC10's Keith Jones reports it happened at the Tustin Rec Center in Overbrook.
(Published Friday, July 17, 2015)

The other victim was hit in the thumb after bullets traveled into the nearby playground, according to investigators. That victim was taken to a nearby hospital.

The recreation center was packed with more than 100 children when the shooting happened. Techner said he's amazed no children were shot.

"Next thing you know, we hear gunshots, pop, pop, pop. Next thing you know, we're turning around, we have our kids out here, so we're frantic, we rush over, make sure the kids are alright," said parent Alex Nash, who witnessed the shooting.

Homicide detectives tracked down one suspect and arrested him along the 2600 block of Shields Street in Southwest Philadelphia a few hours later. A gun was recovered and his Infinity SUV was taken into evidence. The second suspect remains at large.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance recordings from the recreation center. A motive was not immediately known.

  

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