Gun violence recently claimed the lives of two men.
Lemuel Coleman, 23, was shot Tuesday evening on the 2700 block of West Seltzer Street. Coleman sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head, torso and leg. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he died at 8:48 p.m. Police have no motive and no arrests.
Anthony Gibbs, 38, was shot Tuesday evening on the 100 block of North 57th Street. He was taken to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania where he died at 10:47 p.m. Police say the motive was robbery. There have been no arrests.
Police said Philadelphia’s total homicide count is now at 316 for the year.
In other crime related news, Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the suspect responsible for the robbery of the National Penn Bank branch at 900 East Baltimore Pike in Kennett Square, Pa.
At approximately noon Wednesday, the suspect entered the bank and presented a threatening demand note to a teller. The suspect verbally indicated that he was armed with a gun, however no gun was displayed. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the area of the bank in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male in his late 30s to early 40s, between 5’8” and 6’0” tall, medium to heavy build, with a large oval birthmark on his right cheek and a tattoo on the left side of his neck, wearing a dark winter cap, sunglasses, gloves, a dark hooded sweatshirt over a turtleneck or other type of sweatshirt, and black sneakers with white soles.
This subject is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks at (610) 268-2022 or the FBI at (215) 418-4000.