Police are on the hunt for a man wanted in a deadly shooting in Philadelphia’s Summerdale neighborhood.
They tell us a U.S. postal worker helped them collect evidence after the alleged murder weapon was found inside a mailbox.
Police say two men were arguing when calls to 911 reported gunshots right in front of the Dominican corner store, right in front of surveillance cameras.
“Then you can see the shooter firing one shot striking the victim in the leg. The victim tried to run and he collapsed,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. “And then you can clearly see the shooter standing over the victim, firing multiple shots while the victim is lying on the street.”
The victim, identified as a 45-year-old man, was rushed to Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police say videos helped them start collecting evidence. Another camera captured the suspect running down a driveway on Alcott. And then police got help from a U.S. postal worker, who found a handgun in a postal service mailbox about a block and a half away at the intersection of Large and Van Kirk.
“It’s a good possibility this was the gun that was used, but that mailbox is being held as a crime scene,” said Small.