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. ••