Man in wheelchair shot dead in home invasion

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A man in a wheelchair was fatally shot during an apparent home invasion in Philadelphia’s Tioga section overnight, police said.



The shooting on the 3300 block of North Gratz Street was reported about 11:55 p.m. Thursday.

The assailants tried to force their way into the home, and got into a struggle with the wheelchair-bound victim, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters.


The man died after he was shot in the head.

Another person, described on television news reports as the man’s caretaker, was also wounded.





Small described the incident as a home invasion-homicide but said more details about the motive weren’t known.

Further information on the incident or victims wasn’t immediately available.

Five other people were in the house at the time of the shooting: A woman and four juveniles, according to Small. They heard the gunfire but did not see the altercation and were not harmed, he said.






















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