Police said a 29-year-old man was walking out of a West Philadelphia dog park with two 3 and 9-year-old children Thursday night when someone shot and killed him.
According to a WHYY report, officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 700 block of N. 46th Street around 8:16 p.m. and found Will Myatt on the ground, with multiple gunshots to the torso, a Philadelphia Police Department spokesperson said.
Myatt was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 8:30 p.m.
Police said someone told them Myatt was coming out of the park with his kids and dog when a man wearing a black mask approached them and shot him. Both children and the dog were uninjured.
The man, who was only described as “short,” was last seen running south on 46th Street.
Police did not recover the gun and continue to investigate the slaying.