2 shot, 1 killed inside Holmesburg apartment building, police say

Philadelphia police investigate a double shooting in Holmesburg that killed a 31-year-old man.

A Holmesburg apartment building was the scene of the death of a 31-year-old man after a double shooting.

Officials said the shooting happened on the 4400 block of Sheffield Avenue Saturday night, just after 10 p.m., in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section.

Someone opened fire on a 31-year-old man and an 18-year-old male in the hallway of the apartment, according to authorities.


The man was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in a private vehicle. He was suffering with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the hospital a few hours later.

The 18-year-old was taken to Episcopal Hospital and placed in critical condition.

Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit is investigating possible motives into the shootings.


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