Action News has learned the names of the two teenage brothers who were shot to death inside their home in West Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
The victims are 17-year-old Christopher Malcolm and 13-year-old Rohan “Sonny” Bennett.
Philadelphia police investigators believe Malcolm may have been targeted by the gunman and that Bennett was caught in the crossfire. ”We believe that the motive of the shooting is possibly drug related because we did find some narcotics inside of the property and there are also other drug connections regarding this particular property,” explained Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
Police say the teens were in the living room of their home around 7:30 p.m. when the gunman burst inside and opened fire. Police say Bennett was shot several times in the chest, and was able to run to the basement before he collapsed and died. Malcolm was shot in the chest and head and was pronounced dead at the hospital just after 8:00 p.m. ”There were several adult males in the house at the time. They were transported to homicide as witnesses,” said Chief Inspector Small.