PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A neighborhood is rattled after a 76-year-old man was shot and killed whereas ending his each day morning stroll. The taking pictures occurred Tuesday morning within the 4200 block of L Avenue in Philadelphia’s Juniata neighborhood.
Neighbors say this crime was particularly merciless given the sufferer’s age and the way it occurred.
You possibly can time your morning by 76-year-old Loi’s stroll. Similar time, similar place.
“He by no means left the block so he would actually simply come by way of the alleyway, down Bristol, to L, up L, again to Looking Park and he would simply circle,” Gianna Cianci stated.
Tuesday morning round 5 a.m., police say a person seen on surveillance video interrupted the 76-year-old’s morning ritual.
“It seems that the perpetrator was strolling north within the rear driveway from Looking Park Avenue, walked up behind this 76-year-old male and shot him one time at the back of the pinnacle. He instantly collapsed and was pronounced lifeless on scene,” Philadelphia Police Chief Insp. Scott Small stated.
Greater than 12 hours after his homicide, police are nonetheless looking for this suspect and a motive.
Neighbors say Loi was a loving grandfather and household man who harmed nobody.
“The smile on his face takes every little thing. You don’t see him ever in any scenario, any altercation. He’s too previous for that. He doesn’t converse no English. You killed a man that doesn’t converse no English in any respect. You get nothing from that,” neighbor Tony Broza stated.
“In the event you commit a homicide like this, towards an older man that’s simply taking a stroll in his neighborhood, such as you want assist in your head and also you want assist in your coronary heart,” Nasir Shawqi stated.
Candles and flowers now mark the place Loi misplaced his life.
“It’s simply onerous when dangerous issues occur to good individuals,” Cianci stated. “I do know my neighbors are undoubtedly feeling uneasy. It undoubtedly makes you query anyone and all people.”
We’re informed there was a neighborhood assembly within the space Tuesday the place residents mentioned this incident and different security considerations.
Anybody with data on that is requested to contact police.
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