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Two Home Invaders Shot To Death After Breaking Into Philadelphia Residence

Philadelphia, PA –  Two home invasion suspects were fatally shot by people inside the residence when they broke into a South Philadelphia home on Monday afternoon.

Police said the broad-daylight attack occurred at a house located in the 1600-block of South 10th Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 27, WCAU reported.

Two suspects forced their way into the residence by knocking the door down, according to police.

Philadelphia Police Captain John Walker told WCAU that after the home invaders gained entry to the home, two men inside the residence opened fire on them,

One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was shot approximately 15 times, according to police.

Police said the second intruder, a man in his late 20s, was struck by at least five rounds.

The suspects were transported to Jefferson University Hospital where they were both pronounced dead, KYW reported.

Their names have not yet been released to the public.

Capt. Walker said the motive for the home invasion was not immediately known, WCAU reported.

No one has been arrested in connection with shooting during the home invasion as of Monday night.

Police said the two men who shot the suspects have been cooperating with investigators, KYW reported.

Neighbor John Carrozza said the incident was “shocking” and that it has left those living in the area shaken.

“You don’t expect something like this in your own neighborhood,” Carrozza told WCAU. “You see it on the news all the time, unfortunately, and this is really something out of the ordinary for around this area.”

Neighbor Mary Grace McHale said the incident caused her to consider buying a gun, KYW reported.

“I’m thinking maybe it’s time to move out,” McHale said. “For something like this to happen in the middle of the afternoon, it’s like — I heard it was a robbery — if that’s the true story or not, I’m not sure but it’s tough to take.”

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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