PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The search continues for a bandit who shot and killed a 23-year-old man near Drexel University on Thursday. The man was identified as Everett Beauregard, a recent Temple University graduate and former intern for US representative Brendan Boyle.
Temple issued a statement regarding the shooting:
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic d*ath of Temple Graduate Everett Beauregard, who was killed last night in West Philadelphia. It is the latest example of the pointless and shocking epidemic of gun violence that continues to sweep both the city and the country.
Everett just became Temple Made in June, which only adds to the tragic circumstances surrounding his d*ath. He had a very bright future ahead of him, and knowing that we will no longer be able to watch him glide alongside other Owls is daunting.
Our thoughts are with Everett’s family, friends, and the entire Temple community at this extremely difficult time. ”
Boyle’s MP also released a statement saying:
I am sorry to learn that a member of my team has been hit by this pointless epidemic of gun violence.
Police say several bullets were fired, including one that flew straight to a nearby apartment.
The shooting took place in a neighborhood known for Drexel students living off-campus.
Police say they are pleased that more people were not injured, given that the bullet was fired at the window of the occupied apartment complex.
Shortly after midnight on Thursday, police responded to reports of a shooting on the 400th block of North 35th Street in West Philadelphia.
When officers arrived, they found Beauregard lying on the sidewalk, bleeding heavily from a single shot on the back of his neck.
Police took him to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, but were unable to save him.
Beauregard was pronounced dead around one in the morning. During the investigation of the shooting, the police found four shells. Three of them were located just a few meters from where the victim was lying.
Investigators also discovered that the bullet was fired through the window of one of the apartments on the first floor of a nearby apartment complex – not far from where people were sleeping.
“There were two young adults in this property who slept during that time,” said Chief Inspector Scott Small. “It actually went through the bathroom window and ended up in the bathroom wall.”
Investigators say they do not know what led to the shooting and are still looking for the shooter.
They found multiple private security cameras in nearby apartments and hope the footage will give them a clue to who the killer is.
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