Police investigate South Philadelphia shooting that killed 2 teens, wounded 2 others

By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two teens are dead and two others were wounded in South Philadelphia on Wednesday night in a shooting that sources say was gang-related.

Police say the shots were fired around 8:15 p.m. at Moore and Cleveland Streets. Police say two 17-year-old boys were killed in the neighborhood. Another 17-year-old boy was hit in the arm, and an 18-year-old was shot in the leg. Both were listed in stable condition at the hospital. 

“At this point, what do you say?” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said to NBC 10 at the scene.

“We continue to express our outrage. We continue to express our disappointment, our sadness, how disheartened we are. Each and every time it appears our victims are getting younger and younger. It’s very difficult to wrap our head around. It’s difficult for me to wrap my head around the fact that, every time I respond to these scenes, it’s just another person that doesn’t have an opportunity to leave their legacy.”

Police believe there were three shooters involved. Sources tell KYW Newsradio this seemed to be a set-up and the shooters stood over the victims and fired 8-10 shots. 

Investigators say there is a lot of surveillance footage from the neighborhood they can access. No one has been arrested, and no guns were recovered.

There have been more than 300 homicides in Philadelphia so far in 2020, an increase of around 31% compared to this time last year. These were homicide Nos. 305 and 306.