Death – 2 men shot, killed after argument in parking lot of Wissinoming gentlemen’s club

Death – Obituary

Two men were shot and killed outside a gentlemen’s club early Tuesday morning in Philadelphia‘s Wissinoming neighborhood.

Officials said the shooting happened on the 5900 block of Tacony Street Tuesday, just before 2:30 a.m.

Responding officers found a 32-year-old man and a 42-year-old man both suffering multiple gunshot wounds throughout their bodies.

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The 32-year-old man was rushed by police to Temple University Hospital where he died from his injuries. The second man was taken in a private vehicle to Jefferson Frankford Hospital. He died a short time later.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Small explained the shooting was visible on club surveillance cameras and the shooting took place in the parking lot, after the club closed. 22 spent shell casings were found scattered throughout the parking lot and a loaded magazine was also found.

Police received information the victim and three other males were standing outside of Club Risque when an unknown male passing the group had a verbal altercation with one of the victims.

After the altercation, the victim along with his three male friends jumped the unknown male.

The unknown male had a friend a short distance away who pulled out a gun and shot at the victim and his three friends. 

After the shooting, the unknown male fled on foot and the shooter fled in a dark Nissan. 

He was wearing a blue puffy shiny jacket and a black mask. 

At this time, no arrests have been made and no weapons were recovered. An investigation remains underway.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.