Man Shoots Fellow Renters, Darts From Philly Row Home With 1-Year-Old: Police

A shooting suspect fled the scene of a bloody Philadelphia row home apartment fight with a 1-year-old child in tow.

Gunfire rang out inside the home on N Percy Street near Erie Avenue in the Hunting Park neighborhood shortly before midnight, said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

“Upon police arrival they found the private residence with the front door wide open,” said Small. “…They entered the property and they immediately saw that there was a blood trail on the steps, there was blood on the wall.”

Inside the home, officers found “obvious signs of a violent struggle,” said Small. They also found at least three knives, a broken beer bottle, broken glasses, a broken bedroom door and items spilled on the floor.

Well police investigated the bloody scene they learned that family members took two men to the emergency room at Temple University Hospital.

A 23-year-old man had gunshot wounds to his mouth and chest while a 22-year-old man had three gunshot wounds to his hip and arm. Doctors listed both in critical condition.

Investigators found that the shooting victims reside in a second-floor bedroom, said Small.

“The shooter also resides in a separate bedroom on the second floor,” said Small.

Investigators didn’t immediately know what led to the violent confrontation whee the shooter used a shotgun.

The shooter darted from the scene with four other family members including a 1-year-old boy in a blue four-door vehicle, said Small.

“Hopefully there’s no injuries to the 1-year-old child,” said Small.

Officers planned to look at surveillance video in hopes of tracking down the shooter and ensuring the safety of his family. Police asked anyone with information to contact Philly Police.

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