Northeast Times

Shootings claim lives of Northeast residents

Shoot­ings in the North­east claimed two lives and wounded an­oth­er per­son early this week. Mean­while, a North­east res­id­ent died after be­ing shot in Kens­ing­ton.

The latest in­cid­ent oc­curred on the 2800 block of Sebring Road, near Welsh and Wil­lits roads, at about 1:38 a.m. on Tues­day, Phil­adelphia po­lice said. An un­known gun­man shot Sean Neal, 23, and Lauren Fen­ning­ham, 18, in­side Neal’s res­id­ence. Fen­ning­ham, of Prin­ceton Av­en­ue near Frank­ford Av­en­ue, suffered a head wound and was pro­nounced dead at the scene. Neal suffered a wound of the ab­do­men and was taken to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale, where he died shortly after 5 p.m. Tues­day, po­lice said.

A shot­gun may have been used in the at­tack, but a motive is not known. Po­lice have iden­ti­fied no sus­pects.

At about 11 p.m. on Monday, an East Frank­ford man was shot and killed on the 700 block of E. Al­legheny Ave. in Kens­ing­ton. Po­lice found Thomas Samarco, 37, of the 5000 block of Worth St., on the ground with wounds of his shoulder and back. He was pro­nounced dead at the scene. In­form­a­tion about the shoot­er and his motive is un­known, po­lice said.

On Sunday at about 11 p.m., a 36-year-old man suffered wounds of the stom­ach, thigh and hand in a shoot­ing on the 2100 block of Si­mon St. in Wissi­nom­ing. Po­lice did not re­lease the vic­tim’s iden­tity. He was hos­pit­al­ized at Hahne­mann Uni­versity Hos­pit­al in stable con­di­tion.

Po­lice said that a group of teen­age males may have been in­volved in the shoot­ing, in­clud­ing one de­scribed as 15 or 16 years old, black, with an un­known height, thin build, short black hair and wear­ing a blue shirt with red print­ing on it. He was rid­ing a bi­cycle. ••

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