Northeast Times

NE man shot to death; killer sought

Gun­fire claimed the life of a Castor Gar­dens man and wounded a 17-year-old boy last Thursday night.

Po­lice went to the in­ter­sec­tion of Kindred Street and Un­ruh Av­en­ue at 10:27 p.m. in re­sponse to a re­port of a hos­pit­al case and found Tyree Branch, 18, of the 6500 block of Hor­rocks St., ly­ing in the street with a gun­shot wound of the back. Para­med­ics were already at­tend­ing to the vic­tim and soon took him to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale, where he was pro­nounced dead at 11:43 p.m.

In­vest­ig­at­ors learned that a second vic­tim in the same shoot­ing suffered a wound of the arm and was taken in a private vehicle to Jeanes Hos­pit­al, where he was lis­ted in stable con­di­tion.

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied no sus­pects or motive in the case. Call the hom­icide unit at 215-686-3334 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the shoot­ing. ••

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