Cobbs Creek community activist shot in the head by relative

Community activist Gregory Scott, seen here as the drill master for the Goldcoast Buccaneers Drill Team, was murdered Wednesday night by a male relative outside his Cobbs Creek home.
Community activist Gregory Scott, seen here as the drill master for the Goldcoast Buccaneers Drill Team, was murdered Wednesday night by a male relative outside his Cobbs Creek home.

A community activist was gunned down by a relative in front of his Cobbs Creek home Wednesday night, officials said.

Gregory Scott, 55, was ambushed by a male relative when he returned home from work. Scott was shot in the head and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Philadelphia Police Officer Jillian Russell.

The male relative is in custody, police said. There was allegedly bad blood between the two.

City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell during a city council session yesterday said Scott was part of the programs at Malcolm X Park and the Gold Coast Buccaneers.

“We pray that crimes like this will end so we don’t have to sit here and talk about another loss of life in the city,” Blackwell said.


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