1 Dies, 2 Critical in North Philly Triple Shooting - NBC 10 Philadelphia

1 Dies, 2 Critical in North Philly Triple Shooting

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    1 Dies, 2 Critical in North Philly Triple Shooting
    Drew Smith

    A man died from his injuries while another man and a teenager are fighting for their lives following a triple shooting in North Philadelphia.

    A 47-year-old man, 17-year-old boy and a man who police believe is in his mid 20s were at the intersection of Front and Wishart streets shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday when two suspects armed with semiautomatic weapons opened fire, officials said.

    Police said 20 shots in all were fired. The 47-year-old man was struck in his lower torso, the 17-year-old boy struck in the face and the third man struck in the back of the head. Police also say the third victim had a semiautomatic gun that they recovered and was wearing a bulletproof vest underneath civilian clothes.

    All three victims were taken to Temple University Hospital. The 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at 5:59 p.m. The other two victims remain in critical condition.

    Witnesses told police one of the shooters was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a gray cap. He was last seen fleeing on foot west on Allegheny Avenue. Police are currently trying to find surveillance video.

    No arrests have been made.

    This story is developing. Check back for updates.