Peephole Shooting: Man Killed After Knock at Door in Philadelphia

Monday, 12 May 2014 05:09 PM

By Angela Deines

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A Philadelphia man was killed in a peephole shooting this weekend, shot in the face as he went to look through a makeshift peephole when someone knocked on his door.

Police said family members at home at the time told them the 29-year-old victim, who hasn’t been identified by police, heard a knock at the door around midnight Sunday. He then reportedly looked through an improvised peephole at the side of his front door and was shot, dying of a single gunshot to the head, Reuters reported.

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The Associated Press reported at least two shots were fired.

Officials believe the shooter, who hasn’t been arrested, fled on foot in the East Germantown neighborhood and may have had an accomplice.

People on social media reacted to the brazen shooting.



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