Two men, at least one armed with a shotgun, burst into a Philadelphia home overnight and shot and killed one of their victim, and injured his wife with the man’s children inside the home at the time.
"It appears that this is a home invasion, robbery, double shooting, homicide," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The deadly incident played out after the men entered through a kitchen window of a home along N 7th Street near Erie Avenue and demanded money around 1 a.m. Monday.
Hakim Rahman's six children – ages 5 to 13 – were home at the time and some of them were in the same rear bedroom where the shooting took place, said Small. None of the children were hurt. [[390898161, C]]
Officers found the 36-year-old father dead of shotgun wounds to the abdomen.
Medics rushed Rahman's 40-year-old wife, suffering from gunshot wounds to her face and forearm, to Temple University Hospital. Though in critical condition, she was alert and talking on her way to the hospital, said Small.
Investigators found three spent shotgun shells on the scene. They also recovered a bag containing a box of 12-gauge shotgun shells, loose shells and a skull cap in a rear alley behind the home and a sawed-off shotgun nearby.
Investigators believe the suspects knew Rahman.
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The children’s grandparents came to pick up them up early Monday.
No word yet on possible suspects in the case.