SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Police are investigating after a double shooting in South Philadelphia left one teenager dead and another injured overnight.
"It sounded like there were fireworks going off nearby a lot of them at least 20 then we heard a commotion outside," a neighbor said.
It happened just minutes before midnight on the corner of 16th and Catharine Streets. Police converged and neighbors stepped outside concerned about had happened.
"Between the commotion and police getting here barely 5 minutes all happened very, very quickly," the neighbor said.
One neighbor who didn’t want to be identified says a bullet flew right past his window and into his neighbor's mattress in a second floor bedroom. The witness was not hurt. Bullets shattered a nearby car window and dented the back of another vehicle.
"Certainly the reckless act with the number of rounds fired is really troubling at this time and we’d like to bring the person to justice responsible for this killing," Philadelphia Homicide Unit Lt.Norman Davenport said.
Police say the two victims live in the South Philadelphia area. They’re acquaintances who were walking together when they were taken down by two or three gunmen blasting bullets in their direction, according to police.
Emergency responders transported a 19-year-old to Jefferson Hospital where he died. An 18-year-old was transported to Penn Presbyterian in stable condition.
Police are checking the neighborhood for surveillance video. They’re also asking for the community’s help as they dig deeper into this homicide.
"Any residents with direct knowledge of what happened to call police 215-546 TIPS," Lt. Davenport said.
No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.