Deadly shooting outside Northeast Philadelphia LA Fitness under investigation


PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting behind LA Fitness in Northeast Philadelphia.

Officers responded shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to 911 calls about a shooting in a parking lot at Grant Avenue and Blue Grass Road.

When they arrived, officers found a man believed to be in his 20s who had been shot in the back.

Medics took him to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say they also found another man standing over the victim.

That man was taken to police headquarters for questioning. They are not sure if he was with the victim at the time of the shooting.

“What (the victim) was doing behind LA Fitness, we don’t know. The witness we have, why that person was behind LA fitness, we don’t know. But we have that witness’s vehicle right next to the crime scene,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Investigators found a spent shell casing and what appeared to be a laser light that attaches to a semi-automatic weapon at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

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