Philly’s First Homicides of 2014

Firefighters responding to a house blaze found two people shot dead.

After a heartening year with the fewest homicides since 1967, Philadelphia police announced the first victims of 2014 this morning.

After putting out a blaze late last night at 4257 Ormond Street in Juniata Park — since ruled an arson — firefighters found the bodies of a man and a woman in their 30s, both of whom had been shot in the head. The victims’ names have not been released. [Inquirer]




Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.