Northeast Times

Two murders within minutes last night

One man shot in Port Rich­mond, an­oth­er just west of North­ern Liber­ties

Rickey Car­roll, 35, was shot and killed at 9:09 p.m. yes­ter­day in a house on the 3300 block of Am­ber Street in Port Rich­mond, a Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment spokes­wo­man said.

Car­roll, who lived on that same block, was found with a gun­shot wound to his chest and trans­por­ted to Temple Uni­versity Hos­pit­al, where he was pro­nounced dead at 9:41 p.m., po­lice said. 

The shoot­ing was nine minutes after an­oth­er murder on the street on the 600 block of Perth Place, just west of North­ern Liber­ties.

Khaleef John­son, 23, of the 2000 block of N. 24th Street, was shot mul­tiple times in the back, po­lice said. He was pro­nounced dead at 9:18 p.m. at Hahne­mann Uni­versity Hos­pit­al.

Po­lice are in­vest­ig­at­ing but said there was no known sus­pect or motive in either murder.

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