Reporting John Ostapkovich
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By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police today were providing more information about the double murder that occurred last night in West Kensington.
The murders occurred about 11:20pm near Gurney and Swanson Streets (see related story), according to Philadelphia homicide captain James Clark.
One of the victims, 31-year-old Carmen Medina, had driven to that spot to speak with the man who is now being sought.
After their talk, Capt. Clark says, things went bad in a hurry.
“This male came upon her, opened up the driver’s side door, shot her several times. He then pointed at her 11-year-old son who was in the rear of this vehicle. At this point, the male decedent then threw his body in front of the 11-year-old and then he was shot as well.”
The second, heroic, victim is identified as 39-year-old Thomas Gorman, Medina’s boyfriend.
The boy and another female in the car were unharmed.
Police describe their suspect as a black male, 6’2″ to 6’3″ tall, heavyset, with a bald head and a full beard.
Clark asks that anyone with any information should call the homicide unit at 215-686-3334.