Man shot and killed in schoolyard of Pratt Elementary

File photo. Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro
File photo.
Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro

A man was shot and killed Sunday night in the school yard of Pratt Elementary School, located at 2200 N. 22nd St. in North Philadelphia.

Investigators said officers shortly before 9:40 p.m. responded to a radio call reporting a person with a gun on the 2200 block of West Dauphin Street.

There, officers found the body 29-year-old Tyrone Ronald Sturgis, of the 1400 block of West 66th Avenue in Midwest Oak Lane.

He had been shot multiple times in the chest, back and abdomen.

Police said Sturgis was shot in the schoolyard of Pratt Elementary but ran about three blocks to a property near 21st and Dauphin streets, where he collapsed on the steps.

Investigators have not determined a motive, and no arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 3335, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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