Police: 1 dead, 6 wounded in Frankford shooting

Philadelphia police are investigating following a shooting that left one man dead and six wounded in Frankford.

It happened on the 4900 block of Frankford Avenue around 8 p.m. Thursday. 

According to police, a 29-year-old man was shot once in the back of the head. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two men, ages 32 and 38, and another man were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.  A 28-year-old is also listed in stable condition after being shot in the arm and leg.

A 25-year-old and 28-year-old were taken to Jefferson Frankford Hospital in extremely critical condition.  

Police believe there were two shooters but it's unclear if the shooters were together or if one person fired shots in retaliation of the initial shots. Investigators found more than 30 shell casings on the scene.

"I wish I could tell you that we have an answer. The only answer I have is that the Philadelphia Police Department and the District Attorney's Office and all other law enforcement have to be on the same page and have to work together to see what we can do in this terrible crisis," Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said.

So far, no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

To find resources for victims of violence in Philadelphia, click here. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Philadelphia reports more than 360 homicides so far this year


For the latest local news, sports and weather, download the FOX 29 News app.


Sign up for emails from FOX 29, including our daily Good Day Digest newsletter!