Gunman identified in Our Town bowling alley shooting near Philadelphia

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia authorities are looking for a teenager, who they believe is the shooter in a bowling alley shooting on Saturday night. 17-year-old Jamel Barnwell is the person of interest in the case.

He is considered armed and dangerous. The authorities say that two other men, who have not been identified yet, were also with Barnwell at the time of the shooting.

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The police say that Barnwell killed a man and injured four others. The shooting took place at Our Town Alley at approximately 6:39 pm on Saturday.

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It is believed that Barnwell got into an argument with victim Frank Wade. The 29-year-old was allegedly shot by Barnwell, who pulled out a gun from his jacket moments before the shooting.

Four family members of Wade’s were also shot at the crime scene. Wade succumbed to his injuries.

His family members are considered to be in stable condition.

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The authorities believe that Barnwell fled the scene with his gun. However, he left something behind.

As did the two other individuals, who were with him. They left behind their cell phones.

A warrant is currently out for Barnwell’s arrest. He’s facing first-degree and third-degree murder charges.

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Also, he’s facing a slew of additional charges that include attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime. The police said that he’s facing other charges that were not named.

“We are searching for all three men involved and are asking for the public’s help in finding the shooter, Barnwell,” Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said. “If you see him, do not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous having fled the bowling alley with the gun he used to kill Frank Wade. Call 911 immediately.”

If you have any information concerning this case, you can call the Montgomery County Detective Bureau’s Crime Tip Line at 610-278-DOIT (3648).

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