Neighbors Devastated After Four Family Members Killed In West Philadelphia


BUT THERE IS AT LEAST ONE ROADBLOCK IN THE WAY. I’M MATT PETRILLO, I’LL TELL YOU WHAT IT IS. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE DID AND IF I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW HE DID ALL FOUR. FIRST NEIGHBORS ARE DEVASTATED AT A — AFTER A FAMILY TRAGEDY IN WEST PHILADELPHIA. FOUR PEOPLE KILLED INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN. AND POLICE SAY A RELATIVE PULLED THE TRIGGER. ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC AND GRUESOME SCENE THAT EVEN TROUBLED POLICE. HELLO EVERYONE, I’M UKEE WASHINGTON. I AM’S JESSICA KARTALIJA. RIGHT NOW WE ARE TOLD THE SUSPECTED SHOOT IS HER IN CUSTODY. THE VICTIMS WERE FOUND INSIDE A HOME ON THE 5,000 BLOCK OF WALTON AVENUE. AS OFFICER CONDUCTED A WELFARE CHECK. OUR JOE HOLDEN ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW, JOE IS THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE COOPERATING? Reporter: YES, UKEE, OUR SOURCES ARE TELLING THAWS AT THIS POINT RIGHT NOW HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARE ACTIVELY OBTAINING A CONFESSION, FROM THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER IN THIS, HE IS 29 YEAR OLD VET OFFICER ‘S MET AT THE DOOR PRACTICALLY WHEN THEY WERE CALLED HERE FOR A WELFARE CHECK HERE IN THE 5,000 BLOCK OF WALTON AVENUE HERE IN WEST PHILADELPHIA. YOU CAN SEE, DETECTIVE AND HOMICIDE INVESTIGATORS MEMBERS STILL OUT HERE THE HOUSE IN QUESTION, THE FOCUS RIGHT NOW, JUST IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN THERE. EARLIER THOUGH TODAY, IT WAS A MUCH DIFFERENT SCENE AS NEIGHBORS WERE BREAKING DOWN. (CRYING). HEART BREAK ON WALTON AVENUE. A FAMILY OF FOUR GUNNED DOWN, INSIDE THEIR HOME IN THE 5,000 BLOCK, AMONG THE DEAD, SIX TO 17 YEAR OLD SONS. THEIR NEIGHBORS AND CLOSE FRIENDS SAY THEY FEARED SOMETHING WAS WRONG THIS MORNING. MUST HAVE HAPPENED YESTERDAY SOMETIME. BECAUSE THERE WAS IN TRASH OUT THERE. AND THEY ALWAYS PUT THEIR TRASH OUT. SO THERE WAS NO TRASH OUT THERE. WE NEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG. THEIR WORSE FEARS CONFIRMED , POLICE SHOWED UP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TO CHECK ON THE FAMILY. THE EMPLOYER OF THE MALE AND FEE NAIL RESIDES HERE NOTIFIED POLICE THAT THEIR EMPLOYEES DID NOT SHOW UP FOR WORK, WHICH IS VERY UNLIKE THEM. LONG STANDING AND VERY DEPENDABLE EMPLOYEES. ONE INSIDE POLICE SOURCES CONFIRM TO CBS-3, A 29 YEAR OLD FAMILY MEMBER MET OFFICERS HE WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER, AND HAD PURCHASED THE SHOTGUN JUST YESTERDAY. SOURCES SAY HE SUFFERED FROM A COMBINATION OF MENTAL ILLNESSES. HER SON, THE ONE THAT, WHO THEY ARE LOCKING UP, HE HAS WHO SERIOUS PROBLEMS. AND WE WERE TELLING HER THAT SHE NEEDED TO GET HIM OUT OF THERE. AND IN FACT, SATURDAY WHILE SHE WAS CUTTING MY HAIRY TOLD HERSHEY NEED TO PUT HIM IN A ROOM AT LEAST. THE WORSE FEAR? YES. HE WAS — SOMETHING WAS REALLY WRONG WITH HIM. NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS NOW DEVESTATED AT THE TOLL AT THE LOSS OF LIFE HERE. WE WERE JUST CLOSE-KNIT THIS BLOCK, AND WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER. I JUST CAN’T. CLEARLY NEIGHBORS TO PIECES ABOUT THE SITUATION UNFOLDING JUST DOORS AWAY FROM THEIR OWN HOMES, AGAIN, SOURCES IN THE HOMICIDE UNIT CONFIRM TO GO CBS-3 THAT DETECTIVE ARE ACTIVE, ACTIVELY OBTAINING A CONFESSION RIGHT NOW FROM THE 25 YEAR OLD, THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER IN ALL OF THIS. I’M ALSO TOLD, HE USED A SHOTGUN, THAT HE PURCHASED JUST YESTERDAY, AND SOURCES TELLING US THAT IT WAS LOADED WITH BIRD SHOT. I’M BACK AT 6:00 WITH THE LATEST ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. LIVE IN WEST PHILADELPHIA, JOE

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