A street cleaner was fatally shot by his co-worker early Saturday morning in a ShopRite parking lot in Philadelphia, authorities said.
After the two men had a verbal argument inside a street-driving vehicle, the pair stopped in a ShopRite parking lot on Oxford Avenue in Oxford Circle, police Capt. AJ Mirabella Jr. said. 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 shooter turned himself in when police arrived.
The victim, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene at around 03:18, the police said.
The fatal shooting comes amid a night of gun violence in Philadelphia, with a 22-year-old man fatally shot inside a building on N. American Street in Feltonville around 4:41[ads1] a.m., police said.
A third shooting was reported in North Philadelphia on N. Bancroft Street around 9:12 a.m. Saturday, police said, which left 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 listed in critical condition; no arrests Saturday morning.
The perpetrators allegedly fled in a black and white Toyota Camry southbound on Edgemont Street, police said. An offender is described as wearing all-black clothing with white socks; the other is described as wearing an Adidas hoodie with white stripes and gray shorts.
A count from the Philadelphia Office of the City Controller, last updated on October 19, shows at least 403 fatal and 1,535 non-fatal shooting victims in 2022. The Philadelphia Police Department had recorded at least 433 homicides as of October 22, a 2% decrease from same time in 2021, which ended as the year with the most murders in Philadelphia’s recorded history.
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