A street corner argument sparked a shooting in which two men were wounded in Tacony on Friday night. The gunfire erupted shortly after 7 p.m. in the 6600 block of Hegerman St., according to Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives. A car occupied by two men pulled up to the curb outside a pizza shop and second-floor apartment. A pedestrian approached the car to speak to the occupants. The conversation escalated into an argument.
Philadelphia police have arrested two men whose argument on a Tacony street last October allegedly escalated into a shooting that resulted in the wounding of a bystander as well as damage to the district office of City Councilman Bobby Henon.
An alert officer from the 15th Police District captured two men who are responsible for at least 11 armed robberies of convenience stores, pizza parlors and other businesses in the Northeast since mid-August, authorities say. And the number of hold-ups tied into the case could still grow, although the primary suspects are now behind bars.
Not even a swarm of police stopped gunmen from trying to settle a dispute with a hail of gunfire on the streets of Frankford early last Thursday in a scene that has become increasingly familiar to neighborhood residents this month.