PHILADELPHIA, PA – A man accused of a quadruple shooting in a Philadelphia home, which left three dead, has himself died following a shootout with the police. The incident unfolded in the early morning hours in the Lawncrest area of Philadelphia, on Shelbourne Street.
Upon responding to the scene, police and medical teams found three individuals dead inside the house. A fourth person, a woman, was rushed to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds. Despite her critical state, she was able to provide crucial information to the police about the incident.
Based on the woman’s account, police began a manhunt for a 42-year-old man who was seen leaving the shooting scene in a blue Honda Pilot. The vehicle was later found in East Mount Airy, at the junction of E. Phil Ellena and Ross streets.
As police attempted to apprehend the suspect, he reportedly fired at the officers. The police returned fire, critically wounding the suspect, who later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. One officer was also injured by glass shards and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Another person who was in the Honda Pilot at the time of the shootout is currently being interrogated by the police. Their connection to the earlier shooting is yet to be determined.
Detrick Lowman, a family member of two of the victims, identified the shooter as the son of the deceased couple. He also stated that the surviving victim was the suspect’s sister. The identity of the fourth victim remains unknown.