A Year After Daylight Shootout on Residential Philly Block, One Shooter Still on the Lam

A year after a deadly daylight shootout on a residential Philadelphia block, Philadelphia police arrested one of the shooters suspected in the gunfight.

The second gunman, though, remains on the loose -- so police are asking the public's help to track him down.

Police last week arrested Evin Kersey, 30, of Kinsdale Street near 15th in West Oak Lane. They say Kersey was one of two shooters who sprayed the block around the corner from his house, on 17th Street between 67th and 68th avenues in West Oak Lane about 4 p.m. July 16, 2015. Kersey is charged with murder and related offenses.

Still on the loose is 33-year-old Victor Brown, whose last known address is on the 6700 block of North 15th Street in the same area. Police said Brown is wanted on a murder warrant for the shooting, which left 23-year-old Sharif Derry dead.

Derry also lived on Kinsdale Street, police said, on the same block as Kersey. It's unclear what motivated the deadly shooting, but police at the time said they found more than a dozen spent shell casings at the scene.

Tipsters should contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334, text a tip to PPD TIP (773 847), or call 215-686-8477. A $20,000 reward is available for information leading to Brown's arrest and conviction.

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