SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Police are investigating after the son of a Philadelphia police official was shot and killed in FDR Park on Saturday night.
Just before 10 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Pattison Avenue, where a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest. The victim, later identified as Nicholas Flacco, was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Flacco is the son of chief inspector of internal affairs Chris Flacco.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP Lodge 5) has announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting. The Philadelphia Firefighters and Paramedics Union Local 22 is contributing $5,000. The City of Philadelphia offers a standard $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in all homicides, so a total of $35,000 is being offered in Flacco's case.
FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby called the murder "a senseless act of violence."
Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 215-686-TIPS.