Police blotter: Five people shot in Brewerytown

    Philadelphia Police are investigating an early morning shooting in the Brewerytown section of the city. According to ABC6, a shooter opened fire on a crowd during a house party at around 3 a.m. Sunday on the 2900 block of West Thompson Street. Three males and two females, all in their 20s, were hit and taken to area hospitals. Two are in critical condition, the rest are reported as being stable.

    NBC10 reports that an argument between two men outside of the home led to gunfire leaving the first victim with gunshot wounds in the stomach and thigh. Police say that’s when the victim ran into the house. The attacker followed him and continued shooting, striking four other people before fleeing the scene.

    Area officers are also investigating a handful of other crimes that happened overnight.


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    Pemberton Township Police are investigating the death of an elderly man from Browns Mill, N.J. who was shot and killed inside his home on Saturday morning. CBS3 reports that officers found 79-year-old Valpa C. Rosa Sr., dead from gunshot wounds to the neck and head. A firearm was found inside the home and is believed to be the weapon used in the shooting. According to NBC10, the victim’s children believe their mother is responsible and say they’ve been inside the house with their mother and deceased father since Thursday. The children say that after years of abuse “he drove her insane.”

    Police in Galloway Township, New Jersey are looking for the suspect who left a 22-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds in a hotel room yesterday morning. The victim, a Massachusetts resident, had seven stab wounds to her neck, chest and back and was taken to Atlanticare Regional Trauma Center, reports NBC10. Officials say they are searching for J.E. “Johnny Lozano-Vulgarin, a 24-year old, Hispanic male from Brooklyn, New York. He is reportedly driving a Silver Ford Escape SUV.

    A family member has been identified as the suspect in yesterday’s brutal beating of a New Jersey woman. According to NBC10, it was her niece, 28-year-old Tiffany Carpenter, who assaulted the West Berlin woman with a baseball bat while she slept in her bed.

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