Triple threat

Police are seeking three males who opened fire on a man in Newbold/Point Breeze Saturday night.

By Amanda L. Snyder
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Video surveillance surfaced of a shooting that targeted a 24-year-old.

The man was headed north on the 1200 block of South 15th Street at 11 p.m. Saturday when the trio of gunmen approached heading eastbound on Wharton Street, according to police.

The target began to run as the men fired multiple shots that struck him once in the left thigh and twice in the buttocks, police said. He was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for treatment.

The motive was unknown at press time.

The shooters fled westbound on Wharton, police said. They were described as black males, ages 17 to 20 and wearing blue jeans and a blue, burgundy or black hoodie.

To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit

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1. Anonymous said... on Jun 13, 2013 at 03:03PM

“There are few random shootings in this city. If the police want information, ask the loser who was shot. He obviously knew someone was after him. If he won't talk, cuff him to a light post at 3am and let his homies finish the job.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Jun 14, 2013 at 05:46AM

“This is a racist report, how dare the SPR describe the suspects as black males!”

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3. Bernadette said... on Jun 14, 2013 at 11:59AM

“anonymous......what's so racist about black males, what do you want them to say purple males. There committing a crime. If they were white males would that be racist? Relax”

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4. Anonymous said... on Jun 17, 2013 at 08:10AM

“they look like there white to me look at there hands”

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5. Anonymous said... on Jun 17, 2013 at 04:37PM

“Suspect 3 should have hit one of his accomplices. He was standing in the rear and was not even looking ahead at his last shot. And it is possible suspect 2 could be a female. It seems as though she/he is wearing a kemar.”

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6. Anonymous said... on Jun 22, 2013 at 05:16PM

“3 homosexual thug!! wait till they get caught and go to jail so these 3 suspect will be jail bait while getting raped in adult jail.”


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