City Avenue Shooting Kills 1, Injures 1

A barrage of gunfire along City Avenue in Philadelphia's Wynnefield neighborhood left one man dead and another wounded Thursday night, and police may have captured the gunman.

Officers responded to the 5000 block of City Avenue just before 11 p.m. for the report of gunfire. When they arrived, they found a 28-year-old man lying in a parking lot behind some businesses with a gunshot wound to his shoulder, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police took that man to an area hospital, where he later died.

A short time later, police received word that a second victim from the same shooting, a 30-year-old man, had been brought to Lankenau Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. That man was in stable condition, Small said. Preliminary information indicated that he was walking into the back door of a bar on the block when he was struck by a stray bullet, Small said.

A short time after the shooting, police broadcast a description of the suspect -- a 5-foot-3 man wearing an Adidas jacket -- and a car suspected in the shooting, a small silver vehicle, possibly a Honda. Police in Germantown's 14th District spotted a car matching the description and stopped it, Small said. A man in the car matched the description witnesses provided of the shooter, and police were working to bring witnesses in to see if they could identify the man.

Small said police found ballistic evidence showing that at least seven shots had been fired at the scene. It was unclear what sparked the shooting. Detectives are continuing to investigate.

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