Juniata Shooting Under Investigation
By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Philadelphia police are hunting for two men they say forced their way into a Juniata Park home on Tuesday morning, then shot and killed — execution-style — a man who lived there.
Police say it happened at a home in the 3900 block of Palmetto Street shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Police were called to a report of a home-invasion and gunshots in an alley behind the home.
Responding officers found the body of a man in his mid-40s in an alley. They say his hands were tied and he had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim’s pregnant wife was injured during a struggle in the home, but the couple’s toddler escaped injury.
Witnesses say two African-American males were seen driving away at a high rate of speed from the alley in a white car.
A handgun and four spent shells were recovered by investigators.
Police also say there was a surveillance camera in the alley, and they’re trying to see whether that camera captured the murder.