Police Asking for Help in Identifying Suspects in Shooting Involving 11-Year-Old Victim

PHILADELPHIA, PAPhiladelphia police detectives are asking the public to help identify two suspects involved in a shooting caught on video.

Authorities state that on September 30, 2021, at 8:53 PM, 12th District officers responded to 5701 Elmwood Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers located a complainant with a gunshot wound to his left leg. The officers transported him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

At approximately 9:10 PM, a second shooting victim arrived at CHOP by private auto. An 11-year-old male was sitting in a vehicle parked at 5701 Elmwood Avenue when the shooting occurred.  Bullets entered the car and struck the male’s left arm and side area and grazed him in the right knee. He is listed in stable condition.

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Surveillance video was recovered from the area and depicts two unknown black males walking east on Elmwood Avenue towards 57th Street. One of the suspects is armed with a brown or tan “AR-style” pistol and a second suspect is armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. When the males reach the corner, they begin firing north on 57th Street towards three males standing outside a Deli. One of the males outside the deli appears to be struck by gunfire. The two males who were shooting fled and were last seen west on Elmwood Avenue while continuing to shoot as they run, striking a black Mazda 6 which was parked in front of the deli with two children in the rear seats.

Suspect Description:

Suspect #1: Black male, light brown complexion, late teens or early twenties, wearing a black face mask, black hooded sweatshirt with blue writing across the chest and a white design on the back, possibly a skull, black pants and white, light blue and navy sneakers.

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Suspect #2: Black male, medium complexion, late teens or early twenties, wearing a gray face mask, white head covering or bandana, black hooded sweatshirt, black pants with a white zipper or stripe on the right thigh and black New Balance sneakers.

If you have any information about this crime or these suspects please contact the Philadelphia Police Department’s Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183/3184, reference DC 21-12-063698.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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