Man dead, another critical after shooting in West Philadelphia

Police are investigating following a fatal double shooting in West Philadelphia.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Monday on the 100 block of South 52nd Street.

Police said 39-year-old Brent Swearingen suffered from multiple gunshot wounds to his leg and chest. He succumbed to his injuries a short time later.


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A 31-year-old man also suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was hospitalized in extremely critical condition.

No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

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