A street sweeper was shot and killed by his colleague early Saturday morning in a ShopRite parking lot in Philadelphia, authorities said.
After the two men had a verbal altercation in a street sweeping vehicle, the pair pulled up in a ShopRite parking lot on Oxford Avenue in Oxford Circle, police Capt. AJ Mirabella Jr. in Philadelphia to NBC10.
One man pulled out a gun and shot the other man once in the chest, Mirabella Jr. said, adding that the gunman turned himself in when police arrived.
The victim, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene around 3:18 a.m., police said.
The deadly shooting comes amid another night of gun violence in Philadelphia in which a 22-year-old man was fatally shot at around 4:41 am in a building on N. American Street in Feltonville, police said.
A third shooting was reported in North Philadelphia on N. Bancroft Street around 9:12 a.m. Saturday, police said, leaving a 26-year-old man in critical condition.
Another shooting was reported in Bridesburg after a male victim was shot in the back on Edgemont Street. The victim was admitted in critical condition; No arrests have been made as of Saturday morning.
The perpetrators reportedly fled in a black-and-white Toyota Camry heading south on Edgemont Street, police said. An offender is described as wearing all-black clothing with white socks; the second is described as wearing an Adidas hooded sweatshirt with white stripes and gray shorts.
A tally by the Philadelphia Office of the City Controller, last updated Oct. 19, shows at least 403 fatalities and 1,535 nonfatal gunfire casualties in 2022. Philadelphia Police Department had recorded at least 433 homicides as of Oct. 22 , a 2% decrease from the same time in 2021, which ended as the year with the most murders in Philadelphia’s recorded history.
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