Four people executed in Philadelphia basement

23 days ago

Four people were found shot dead in the basement of a Philadelphia home according to authorities.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr said Monday at news conference that the victims, two men and two women, in their 30s have been shot in the head and executed. Ross called the crime an "evil" act and a "horrible scene."

A neighbor heard the shots Sunday night but thought it was part of the renovations since the home was in the process of being renovated. There reportedly were no signs of struggle inside, which means that the victims were led to the basement. Police also suggest that at least one of the victims lived there. "We're interviewing witnesses, family members to see if we can determine what this might be about" Ross said.