Police: Man Shoots And Kills 4 Family Members Inside West Philadelphia Home


CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA. THIS IS CBS-3 AT 6:00. HARD TO FIGHT BACK THE TEARS, TONIGHT AT 64:00 FAMILY MEMBERS SHOT AND KILLED IN A WEST PHILADELPHIA HOME. NOW FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THIS TRAGEDY. I’M UKEE WASHINGTON. I’M JESSICA KARTALIJA. THE MAN BELIEVED TO HAVE PULLED THE TRYING IS HER IN CUSTODY. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER JOE HOLDEN AT THE SCENE OF THIS VERY TRAGIC CRIME TONIGHT. JOE? PAINTLY ACCORDING TO THE SOURCES PROVIDING HOMICIDE DETECTIVE WITH CONFESSION ABOUT THE GRUESOME SCENE HERE, ON WALTON AVENUE. MOTHER WHO TONIGHT IS AMONG THE FOUR DEAD, IN A WALTON AVENUE ROW HOME IN WEST PHILADELPHIA. HER HUSBAND, AND SIX AND 17 YEAR OLD SONS, WERE ALL SHOT SOMETIME IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. NEIGHBORS SHARED HER PHOTO WITH US, AND RECALLED NOT HEARING FROM HER TODAY. SHE DIDN’T TECH ME THIS MORNING, I WAS WONDER WHY. POLICE SUSPECTED 29 YEAR OLD FAMILY MEMBER OF PULLING THE TRIGGER AFTER SHOTGUN, THAT SOURCES SAY WAS PURCHASED JUST YESTERDAY. THOSE POLICE SOURCES SAY THE SHOOTER WAS LYING IN WAIT. AND SHOT THE VICTIMS INDIVIDUALLY, ON THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOORS OF THE HOME. FEEL QUITE CONFIDENT AT THIS POINT THE SHOOT IS HER IN CUSTODY. SOURCE SAY HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARE ACTIVELY OBTAINING A CONFESSION, FROM THE SUSPECT. AND ADD HE LONG SUFFERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESSES. NEIGHBORS CLAIM THEY WITNESSED WARNING SIGNS. I KEPT SAYING ALL SUM THEIR SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH HIM. HE WENT AWAY TO SCHOOL AND WHEN HE CAME BACK HE JUST WASN’T THE SAME. HE WENT TO SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA MENT AND WHEN HE CAME BACK, HE WAS JUST, I DON’T KNOW, BUT WOE ALWAYS SPEAK, WOE NOT SAY HEY LADIES AND WOULD JUST GO AND — BACK LIVE IN WEST PHILADELPHIA, OF COURSE THERE IS SCENE STILL CRAWLING WITH POLICE. THE OFFICIALS WITH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFERS ARE ALSO OUT HERE LENDING THEIR ASSISTANCE AS POLICE CONTINUE TO PROCESS THE SCENE HERE, IN THE 5,000 BLOCK OF WALTON AVENUE. THAT’S THE LATEST REPORTING

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