Weekend crime rundown: One person killed, five injured in shootings, stabbings, home invasion
One person was killed and five people were injured this weekend in three separate shootings, two stabbings and a violent home invasion.
A 15-year-old boy was tied up and pistol-whipped Saturday afternoon during a
home invasion at the Admiral Court Apartments in the Walnut Hill
section of West Philadelphia.
The boy told police that he heard a knock on the door of his unit on the 200 block of South 48th Street around 3:40 p.m. and saw a black male through the peephole. He said that when he opened the door, the suspect asked him if he knew a man who lived next door and he responded he did not.
But he said that when he tried to close the door, a second man pushed it back open. Both men then allegedly brandished guns and asked him where his mom kept “the money.”
Police said one man struck the teen in the back of the head with his gun and the victim was then tied up with a belt and telephone cord.
The suspects combed the house, walking from room to room in a search for valuables. Investigators said they made away with about $2,000 and jewelry they found inside a cabinet in the boy’s mother’s room.
The suspects are described as a six-foot-tall black male with a medium build wearing a dark hat and carrying a silver revolver and a six-foot-tall black male with a medium build wearing a tan jacket and carrying a black handgun.
The apartment’s occupants were reportedly Cambodian-Americans who own a small business nearby.
A man was shot and killed on the 5900 block of East Wister Street in East Germantown Saturday afternoon.
Police said the victim, an unidentified man believed to be in his 20s, was shot in the chest around 3:45 p.m. and died at Albert Einstein Medical Center a short time later.
A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed outside a Center City night club early this morning.
Police said the victim, 22, became involved in an argument with a group of men around 1:30 a.m. outside Pinnacle Nightclub at 720 Arch Street. He was stabbed in the torso and taken to Hahnemann University Hospital.
A man was shot in the face in a separate incident an hour later outside Treasures Lounge at 5524 Germantown Avenue in Germantown, according to investigators. The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he is in stable condition.
A man was stabbed during a domestic disturbance on the 4900 block of Spruce Street in West Philadelphia this morning. Police said the victim, 21, was stabbed once in the left thigh shortly before 6:30 a.m. and is in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. No charges have been filed at this time.
A man is in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot around 7:30 a.m. this morning on the 300 block of West Sedgely Avenue in North Philadelphia.
Investigators said the victim, a man believed to be between the ages of 25 and 30, was shot multiple times in both arms, the left leg and the abdomen and chest, but is not cooperating with police.
No arrests have yet been made in any of this weekend’s violence. Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out this online form.