Gunmen Open Fire From Philly Playground, Kill Driver Nearby: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Gunmen Open Fire From Philly Playground, Kill Driver Nearby: Police

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    Philadelphia Police Search for Playground Shooters

    At least two shooters got away after firing several shots and killing a man, later identified as Breion Wallace, sitting in his car on N. Marvine Street in North Philadelphia Wednesday night. (Published Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016)

    A driver died after being shot by two gunmen standing near a swing set at a North Philadelphia playground Wednesday night.

    The gunmen opened fire from the playground at N Marvine and W Venango toward the Breion Wallace's sedan around 9:50 p.m., said Philadelphia Police.

    At least seven shots struck the silver Hyundai Accent, breaking most of the windows, said police.

    The 22-year-old driver began to take off but crashed into a fence across the street shortly up the block, said police. Medics found Wallace shot in the face and chest, he died a short time late at nearby Temple University Hospital.

    Police didn’t immediately give a motive for the shooting and no arrests were made.