Gunfire Erupts in Shuttered Supermarket Parking Lot, Man Dies

A man died after being found suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of an abandoned Philadelphia supermarket.

Philadelphia Police rushed to the former Pathmark site at Wayne and Chelten avenues in the city’s Germantown Avenue just before 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

“They found a 25-year-old male, he was in a parking lot, he was unconscious, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest and two graze wounds to the head,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police rushed the man to Einstein Medical Center where the man died a short time later.

Witnesses on the scene told police the man had been in an argument with a group of men just before gunfire erupted, said police. Investigators found eight shell casings, from two separate weapons and about 50 feet apart, at the scene.

Police took in two men from the scene, which was in the parking lot of a former Pathmark, for questioning and believe at least one could be the shooter. They also focused on a sedan parked in a neighboring Burger King parking lot.

The unidentified 25-year-old gunshot victim also had a gun on him, said police.

Investigators looked at surveillance video from the area, said Small. One of the videos possibly captured the shooting.

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