Elderly Man Shot, Killed At Illegal Lottery Hall In West Philadelphia, Police Say

Elderly Man Shot, Killed At Illegal Lottery Hall In West Philadelphia, Police Say


REPORTING LIVE, MATT PETRILLO FOR CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS NEWS”. MATT, THANKS VERY MUCH. POLICE ARE TRYING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A ROBBERY THAT LED TO THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A 78 YEAR-OLD MAN THIS AFTERNOON. INVESTIGATORS SAY IT HAPPENED AT AN ILLEGAL LOTTERY HALL, “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER, HOWARD MONROE IS COVERING THIS STORY FOR US AND HE IS IN WEST PHILADELPHIA NOW WITH THE VERY LATEST, HOWARD. POLICE HAVE WRAP UP THEIR INVESTIGATION AND THEY WERE FOCUSING ON A BUILDING BEHIND ME, THREE OR FOUR STOREFRONTS. THEY SAY THE 78 YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT IN THE CHEST DURING AN APPARENT ROBBERY. THEY SAY WHERE HIS BODY IS FOUND IS MEN TO POLICE AS A ILLEGAL GAMBLING HALL AND RECENTLY RAIDED. POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED… POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED VICTIM’S IDENTITY AND THEREFORE NEITHER ARE WE. THE MAN’S NEPHEW AND NIECE WERE OUT HERE. HE DIDN’T HAVE CHILDREN AND LIVED NEARBY. THEY SAY WOW GO TO THE HOME DALE TOY TALK TO HIS FRIENDS BUT THEY SAY HE WAS IN THE A GAMBLER. WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME PROBABLY. YOU KNOW HOW YOU CAN WALK THROUGH SOMEWHERE AND SOMETHING IS HAPPENING AND YOU MIGHT TRY TO INTERVENE TRY TO STOP IT. THAT WAS HIS NATURE TOO. KEEP THE PEACE. REPORTER: POLICE SAY THEY ARE STILL GOING AROUND HERE LOOKING FOR ANY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND TALKING TO FOLKS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN AROUND HERE AT THE TIME OF THIS HOMICIDE, HOWEVER, STICK WITH CBS NEWS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING AS WE LEARN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GO TO CBS PHILLY.COM.

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