Quintuple shooting outside Germantown barbershop leaves man dead, police say

Philadelphia police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a man dead and four wounded in Germantown.

It happened on the 5100 block of Germantown Avenue outside of a barbershop around 5:40 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, a 28-year-old man was shot once in the head. He was taken to Albert Einstein Hospital where he died.

A second victim, a 41-year-old man, was shot once the shoulder. He is listed in stable condition at the hospital. 


A 62-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout the body. He was taken to the hospital by private vehicle where he is in critical but stable condition. 

Two additional victims, a 29-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, are listed in stable condition. 

"We are tired of it. I know the media is tired of it. I know the neighbors are tired of it. The people who have children are tired of it," Deputy Commissioner Ben Naish said. "I can’t tell you why somebody at 5:30 in the evening would open fire on a group of people in broad daylight while there’s massive amounts of traffic going by and people in the street."

Police say there is video of the shooting and they encourage people to contact authorities anytime they hear about something brewing even on social media.

So far, no arrests have been made and a weapon has not been recovered.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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