men opened fire — shooting at least 17 times and wounding two men.
The male suspect approached two men who were outside a house on the 4600
block of Kendrick Street and pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, according
The two men, both 32, ran inside the home, but were unable to avoid the shots.
One of the victims was hit once in the torso and once in the leg, according to offi
cials. The second victim suffered gunshot wounds to each leg, according to police.
Both victims were transported to Aria Torresdale Hospital, where they are in sta
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said there is no known motive at
this time, but that the double shooting may be drug related.
Investigators are working to obtain surveillance footage from cameras in the neigh
borhood and are interviewing witnesses.
Authorities have not yet released a decription of the suspect.
The double shooting was one of several violent incidents that occurred across the
city starting late Monday night. A gunmen shot an engaged couple outside a North-
east Philly drug store just before midnight Tuesday. The woman was struck nine times.
Another man arrived at Albert Einstein Medical Center around 2 a.m. Tuesday with a
gunshot wound to the chest. Police are unsure if this victim was struck during one of
the earlier shootings.