A Philadelphia man lost his life in a hail of gunfire Saturday night outside a home in the Tioga neighborhood. The victim, Dhalsim Jackson-Mayes, was struck by more than 70 bullets, according to local reports.
The shooting occurred just before midnight in the 3400 block of North 16th Street. When Philadelphia police officers arrived on the scene in response to a report of a person with a gun, they discovered Jackson-Mayes on the front porch of a home with multiple gunshot wounds to his body.
Who is Dhalsim Jackson-Mayes? Philadelphia man dies from being shot 70 times
The 25-year-old was immediately taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have yet to make any arrests in the case, and no weapon was found at the scene. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
This incident marks the 84th homicide in the city of Philadelphia so far this year, according to public police statistics. While that number is still alarmingly high, it does represent a 17% decrease compared to the same period last year, when there were 101 homicides.
Similarly, citywide shooting incidents are down by 25% compared to last year, with 571 incidents reported year-to-date as of Sunday. There have been 294 shooting victims during the same period, a decrease of 25% from last year’s figures.
The police department has yet to release any additional information on the investigation into Jackson-Mayes’ murder, but authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward.
In conclusion, the residents of Tioga neighborhood are still reeling from the shock of Dhalsim Jackson-Mayes’ tragic death. The police are working hard to solve this crime and bring the perpetrator(s) to justice. Meanwhile, the city of Philadelphia continues to grapple with the challenge of reducing its high homicide and shooting rates.