Northeast Philly shooting: Man shot in rear driveway on Creston Street

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A quiet northeast Philadelphia neighborhood was rocked by deadly gunshots.

Police say someone shot and killed a 23-year-old man in a back driveway.

It happened on Creston Street, off Oakland Street, just before 2 a.m. Monday.

“I heard the shots and they woke me up from my sleep,” neighbor Michael Merriman said.

Nearby security cameras captured the fatal shooting. The 23-year-old was shot in the head, police said. He was reportedly wearing blue surgical gloves when his body was found in the alley.

The video shows the minutes before the shooting, where a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and people were able to get out. Finally, the car speeds away.

“Why would he have gloves? Was he up to no good or did they catch him doing something? I don’t know,” said neighbor Anita Hopkins.

What they did there is unclear. Neighbors are shocked.

“I’ve been here for over 15 years and I’ve never seen or heard anything like this, apart from car break-ins,” said Phuong Thech.

It’s a neighborhood full of people, including children.

“This was a very quiet neighborhood and I know you hear everywhere, ‘Oh, that can’t happen in my neighborhood.’ It can happen anywhere,” said Elizabeth Gonzalez, who has lived in the Northeast since 2005.

Police have made no arrests and investigations are ongoing.

A weapon was not secured at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

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