2 men shot and killed while riding in funeral procession in Upper Darby, police say

Authorities say two mourners were shot and killed while riding in a funeral procession for a Philadelphia homicide victim Friday afternoon.

Officers from the Upper Darby Police Department were called to the area of Marshall Road and Powell Lane around 1 p.m. for reports of a shooting. 

Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt told reporters the victims, 21 and 25, were in a funeral procession when another car pulled up next to them and opened fire. 

The unnamed victims were both hit several times and died at the scene, according to police. 


It's believed that the funeral was being held for a Philadelphia homicide victim, but authorities did not specify which one. 

Bernhardt said the victim's car was "bumper-to-bumper" in the line of cars heading to Friends Southwestern Burial Ground when the gunshots erupted.

"It was chaos down there," Bernhardt said. 

The Upper Darby Police Department shared photos of a man who they are trying to "identify and speak with."

No arrests were reported immediately following the deadly double shooting. 

The Upper Darby Police Department on Friday night shared a photo of a person who they are "looking to identify and speak with." 

Anyone with information about the man's whereabouts is asked to contact authorities at 610-734-7693.