2 shot dead after forcing their way into South Philadelphia home, sources say

Law enforcement sources believe two men were shot dead after they forced their way into a South Philadelphia home on Monday. 

Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the 1600 block of South 10th Street around 1:30 p.m. for reports of a shooting. 

Police found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, including a 33-year-old man who police say was shot over a dozen times. 

Sources believe two shooters opened fire on the men when they forced their way inside. One was shot in the first floor, the other was shot in the basement.


Police are reviewing surveillance footage and investigating if the deadly shooting was a home invasion or if the two men that died arrived at the house for anpther reason.

Neighbors who live on the block were left shaken by the deadly double shooting.

"I’m thinking maybe it’s time to move out, you know, for something like this to happen in the middle of the afternoon," Mary Grace Mchale said.

Homicide investigators tell FOX 29's Kelly Rule that there have been 22 killings in South Philadelphia this year, compared to just 9 this time last year. 

"You see it on the news all the time unfortunately but this is something really out of the ordinary around this area," John Carozza said.