Fatal shooting at Northeast Philadelphia LA Fitness under investigation

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Police are investigating a fatal shooting behind LA Fitness in northeast Philadelphia.

Officers responded just after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to 911 calls about a shooting in the rear parking lot at Grant Avenue and Blue Gras Road.

When they arrived, officers found a man believed to be in his 20s, shot through the back.

Paramedics took him to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say they also found another man standing over the victim.

The man was taken to the police station for questioning. They’re not sure if he was with the victim at the time of the shooting.

“What (the victim) did for LA Fitness, we don’t know. The witness we have as to why this man was behind LA Fitness, we don’t know. But we have this witness’ car right next to the crime scene. scene,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

At the scene, investigators found a spent cartridge case and what appeared to be a laser beam attached to a semi-automatic weapon.

No arrests were made.


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