Man in wheelchair caught in crossfire during West Philadelphia shootout, killed

A man has died after police say he was caught in the crossfire of a shootout in West Philadelphia while sitting in his wheelchair late Thursday night. 

The shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. on the 5600 block of Walton Avenue. 

Officers responded to reports of a shooting and found Todd Reeves, 53, in his wheelchair suffering from a single gunshot wound to the armpit. 

Responding officers rushed Reeves to the hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. 

Investigators on the scene say the victim was in the area as two other men began shooting at each other. The victim is believed to have been struck by a single round from a .45 caliber handgun fired by one of the gunmen.

Todd Reeves, 53, was shot and killed Thursday night in Cobbs Creek.

At the scene, detectives found nine spent shell casings and one round that had not been fired. 

The investigation is ongoing.  

The shooting was one of many that occurred late Thursday night and Friday morning in Philadelphia. Overnight violence claimed the lives of at least two other people and left several others injured. Among those injured in the other incidents were 3 children, ranging in age from 11 to 15.  



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