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Philadelphia Police have arrested a man in connection with the Quadruple Shooting in Mayfair that left 3 people dead, and one wounded, and is responsible for one of the first homicides in 2023. fatal shooting in Hunting Park.

On January 3th, Edwin Vargas, shot and killed a 28-year-old man who was sitting in his car on 900 W Hunting Park Avenue, said Police.

The violence continued on January 9th, when Vargas joined a group of suspects who are responsible for killing three men, ages 18, 19, and 24 on 7300 Rowland Avenue. They also wounded a 28-year-old man during the shooting, who was hospitalized in critical condition.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said over 50 shell casings were found on the scene.

On Tuesday, January 25th, Philadelphia Police Department Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore said, “Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Edwin Vargas, 24 for the 1/9/23 Triple Homicide/shooting that occurred @ 7300 Rowland Ave. Vargas is currently in custody.”

Police are still looking for the two other suspects involved with the shooting.

In a press conference, Police said Vargas has been charged with:

  • Murder
  • Firearm Carried Without a License
  • Possession of a Instrument of Crime
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Carrying a Firearm in Philadelphia

Police are still investigating what led to both of these shootings, but believe the motive behind the quadruple shooting was a ‘targeted attack’.

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