PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A 23-year-old Temple University alumnus was fatally shot Thursday morning in the Powelton section of Philadelphia.
Calls came in to 911 around 12:30 PM for shots fired on North 35th Street near Drexel University.
Drexel police said they arrived at the scene to find Everett Beauregard lying on the sidewalk, shot at least once. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On Thursday afternoon, his family released a statement saying in part: “The Beauregard family would like to thank the outpouring of sympathy for the tragic shooting death of our beloved son Everett Beauregard.
Everett was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed his attention, love and humor.”
Family members said Beauregard was finalizing plans to begin his MBA this winter and was proud of a leadership role supporting the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential election.
Temple University also issued a statement Thursday:
“Everett had just been Temple Made in June, which only adds to the tragic circumstances surrounding his death. He had a very bright future ahead of him and it is beyond disappointing to know that we will no longer be able to see him soaring with his colleague Owls.Our thoughts go out to Everett’s family, friends and the entire Temple community at this extremely difficult time.”
Sources told Action News that Beauregard left a bar in South Philadelphia and was dropped off a few blocks from his house. They said it appears to be an attempted robbery.
Many Drexel students live in the apartment building near the shooting scene.
A stray bullet went through the window of a first-floor apartment; it lodged in a bathroom wall.
Drexel student Tyler Williams had been sleeping nearby.
“I was sleeping and obviously I woke up and heard a lot of noise outside. I had no idea what was going on until the police came in here and they asked me if I was OK – and I was like what do you think I’m OK? ” Williams said. “Of course it’s scary, but I don’t want to freak myself out or anything. It’s just a cold world.”
So far, the police do not have a description of the perpetrator.
“Where the apartment is where the victim is found, lying on the sidewalk, we found several private surveillance cameras along the apartment complex, so hopefully those cameras captured something that could help us with this shooting,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Scott Small. .
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