Police: 22-year-old shot in head during home invasion

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Police say two men stormed into a home and shot a man in the head in the city's Wissinoming section.

According to police, it was just after 5 Wednesday afternoon when two armed men approached a home in the 4800 block of Comly Street in Wissinoming and forced their way inside.

One neighbor asked not to be identified after three shots rang out during the home invasion. A 22-year-old man was shot in the head in front of family members. The gunman fled across the street and up an alley behind an apartment complex, according to police.

The shooter fired from point blank range.

Detectives say they found a semi automatic handgun inside the dumpster. A specially trained K9 was brought in after witnesses told police that both suspects tossed their weapons away as they ran from the shooting scene.

As the police helicopter hovered over head searching for the two suspects. The victim's father arrived at the house and spoke with police then left. The victim's mother and two brothers were inside at the time of the shooting. Neighbors say the streets here are getting more and more dangerous.

 

 

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