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The Bobster
04-23-2019, 10:55 AM

Father, 12-Year-Old Son Shot By Burglars Inside Frankford Home, Police Say
By CBS3 Staff
April 23, 2019 at 9:16 am

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) A father and his 12-year-old son were shot Monday night when they returned home to find a burglary in progress. Police say the father and son were out with the rest of their family at Home Depot and arrived home to at least two intruders in their house.

It happened at a home on the 5200 block of Marlowe Street in the citys Frankford section.

Police say the father is in critical condition after he was shot in both arms and the torso, and the boy is in stable condition after suffering a graze wound to the chest.

Police say at least 10 shots were fired inside the house. Authorities say the father has a gun permit and had a weapon in his possession, but its not clear if he fired any shots.

They also say it does not appear the victims knew the intruders and that this burglary may be related to other burglaries in the area.

Its definitely random at this point, from what we can tell, said Philadelphia Police Captain John Walker. We do have a couple of burglaries in this area that have occurred over the past two weeks, one block over, so were concerned that we do have maybe some individuals committing burglaries in this area.

Police are searching for the suspects, who they say left the scene in a gold minivan.

The first suspect is described as a black male, 26-29 years old, tall, heavy-set and wearing a gray jacket. The second suspect is described as a black male, 26-29 years old, taller than the other male, tattoo on left arm and wearing a red and blue jacket.

If you have any information on this incident, contact police.

The Bobster
04-23-2019, 11:26 AM

Armed Burglars Shoot Father, Young Son When They Arrive Home
Published Apr 22, 2019 at 11:10 PM | Updated 3 hours ago
By David Chang and Dan Stamm

A father and his 12-year-old son were both shot by armed robbers burglarizing their Philadelphia home Monday night.

The 33-year-old man, his wife, 11-year-old daughter and his son returned to their home along Marlowe Street in the Frankford neighborhood around 9:45 p.m. when noticed something wasn't right, police said.

The family usually enters through the back of the home, Philadelphia Police Capt. John Walker said.

"As they come to the back of the home they see the rear window broke out," Walker said.

The father jumped over a locked 6-foot gated fence to see what was going on and got onto his porch before the two men inside opened fire multiple times, Walker said.

Neighbors said they heard around 10 shots and the family's screams.

The dad was trapped in the yard as he was hit by multiple bullets in his arms, legs and torso, investigators said.

The boy suffered a graze wound to his chest.

Police rushed the man and his son to the hospital where the boy was treated and released while his father was listed in critical condition. Both are expected to survive, Walker said.

The gunmen described as being in their late 20s, one wearing a gray jacket :mad:, the other with a tattoo on his left arm and wearing a red and blue jacket :mad: may have fled in a gold-colored SUV or minivan that was parked at the end of the quiet block, investigators said.

The family recently moved into the home.

It doesn't appear the burglars took anything from the house, Walker said.

Investigators planned to give the father, who speaks Spanish, time to recover before interviewing him about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Phi