The victim, his wife and children were returning from shopping when the group attacked the 37-year-old and forced him inside.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are investigating a murder in northeast Philadelphia. Sources tell Action News that the victim was shot dead Sunday night while his family was also at the home.
The shooting took place around 8 p.m. Sunday at the 7700 block of Fairfield Street.
Investigators are now looking for a group of suspects after a 37-year-old man was killed during a search of his home.
According to police, the victim, his wife and their children were returning home from shopping when the group attacked the man and forced him inside.
The thieves took cash and jewelry before returning to the victim, who was lying face down in the kitchen. Sources say they told the victim to get up and then shot him.
“Oh, we’ve been in this house for 46 years and this is the first time we’ve had an incident like this,” said Claudia Aceti.
It is a quiet area where people have lived for several decades.
A neighbor who did not wish to be identified came home around the time of the incident. She was almost hit by a car that sped away.
“We were crossing the boulevard on our way home and this car shot out of the driveway so fast it almost got us. We thought it was close, then we came home and that’s when we heard the sirens,” said the neighbor.
The homicide rate in this district is 16% higher than in the last three years, but it is still below the current citywide homicide rate. These numbers come from the 6abc Neighborhood Safety Tracker.
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“A lot has changed in this neighborhood. It’s not like it used to be,” said Aceti.
The police did not provide any information about the suspects.
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