A teenage boy was killed and two other males wounded by gunfire that erupted on a Lower Mayfair street on Monday night.
Philadelphia police identified the fatality as Quantico Brunson, 17, of the 3100 block of Stirling St. He was shot in the back. The shooting occurred on the same block as Brunson’s home at about 9 p.m.
Patrol cops rushed to the scene after multiple 911 callers reported hearing gunfire. The police found a revolver on the sidewalk and some unattended bicycles, but no suspects or victims. The gun had two spent shells inside of it.
Around the same time, two wounded teens arrived at Aria-Jefferson Health’s Frankford campus in a private car. Brunson was one of them. He was accompanied by a 16-year-old boy who had a chest wound. Both were listed in critical condition. Brunson died shortly before 10 p.m.
Shortly after the teens arrived at the hospital, a wounded man walked into the lobby of the 15th Police District at Harbison Avenue and Levick Street, about five blocks from the shooting scene. The 21-year-old had wounds of the neck and collarbone. Police took him to Aria-Jefferson’s Torresdale campus, where he was listed in critical condition.
Detectives have little information about why the shooting occurred and what roles any of the wounded men played in it. It is also unknown if others were involved.
Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that detectives later found about six spent shells near the crime scene. The shells were incompatible with the gun recovered at the scene, leading detectives to conclude that there were multiple shooters. Ross further said that witnesses described seeing a man in dark clothing and one sneaker running from the scene.
Police are seeking surveillance video and witnesses who may help the investigation. Call 215–686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to report information. ••