Fox Chase Man Shoots 2 Dead Amid Night of Carnage in Philly

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A man shot two of his neighbors to death in the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia and four people were wounded in a gun battle in southwest Center City as gunfire erupted throughout the city Sunday morning.

The Fox Chase double homicide was the fifth incident of the early hours and a 69-year-old resident of the 4700 block of Jeanes Street was being questioned by detectives for the fatal shooting of a man and a woman. None of those involved were immediately identified.

“The story is still being sorted out,” one police official at the scene in the 4700 block said. The shooter was seen in the back of a police cruiser.

Overall, the carnage across Philadelphia left 10 people injured or killed, including the two on Jeanes Street and a man near 22nd and Fitzwater streets.

In addition to the dead man, three others were wounded in what police initially believe to be a running gun battle in the Graduate Hospital section of Center City.

The gunfire began shortly after midnight and responding officers found the four injured men stretched over two blocks of Fitzwater Street from 20th to 22nd streets.

All of the men were in their 20s, including the dead man who was 28.

The second shooting of the night happened about 1:30 a.m. in North Philadelphia at North 29th Street and Ridge Avenue during what police are investigating as a potential attempted robbery. The shot man was rushed to Temple University Hospital and was in critical condition.

The third shooting occurred just before 2 a.m. at a strip mall along Harbison Avenue near Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. Police found a man shot multiple times in the back and chest.

Minutes later, the fourth shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. in Southwest Philadelphia. A 24-year-old man was found shot in the 5900 block of Kingsessing Avenue.

About the same time, homicide detectives were called to the the deadly neighbor confrontation on Jeanes Street.

And in the sixth shooting of the morning, a 24-year-old man was found about 4 a.m. in the Fairhill section with a leg wound. A black Chevrolet Monte Carlo was seen driving away from the shooting, according to police.

None of the people involved in any of the shootings were identified by police by 7:30 a.m.

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