1 Dead, Another Wounded In Shootings In Lawncrest

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two young men were shot late last night two blocks apart in the Lawncrest section of the city. Philadelphia police believe the shootings are connected.

One victim, a 20-year-old man, is recovering at Einstein from a gunshot wound to the groin. The other victim was pronounced dead at the scene in the 500 block of East Cheltenham Avenue.

Chief Inspector Scott Small says he had no identification, and police think drugs might have been the motive for the shooting.

“We found a wad of money. We’re not sure how much it is because we’re not touching it — it’s part of the crime scene — but we also found several small containers of a green weed-like substance that appears to be marijuana.”

A handgun was also found a few feet from the body.

Small says some surveillance cameras in the neighborhood might have caught the shooting on tape that could help detectives with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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