Police: Shooting in Overbrook claims life of 20-year-old man

Officers from Philadelphia's 19th district were called to the 1800 block of Wynnewood Road around 11:30 a.m. for reports of gunfire. 

Police say a 20-year-old man, identified as Dyewou Nyshawn Scruggs, was found with several gunshot wounds throughout the body. He was taken to Lankenau Hospital where he died.

A Frankford High School football coach confirmed to FOX 29 that Scruggs was a former player of his and he says the shooting was caught live on Instagram.

His players saw it Christmas Eve and are devastated.

"Kids lost a friend, they lost a brother, they lost a teammate," Bill Sytsma said.

"He liked comedy, he said that's what he was interested in. He liked making people laugh, he made me laugh. He's a funny kid," Sytsma said.

Sytsma is a beyond the field mentor and has been outspoken about gun violence impacting city youth and protecting the players on and off the field.

"The city needs to come together - elected officials, everyday people - and decide that this is enough. We have to work," Sytsma said.

Police have not reported any arrests at this time. An investigation into what caused the shooting is underway.


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