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Peephole Shooting: Man Killed While Looking Through Peephole

    May 13, 2014
    Erika Watts
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Be careful the next time you check to see who is knocking on your door, as a 29-year-old man was shot through the peephole of his Philadelphia home. The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, died from the injuries he sustained in the peephole shooting.

The peephole shooting happened on late Saturday night in an East Germantown neighborhood. Witnesses say that the victim heard a knock at the door and that when he went to see who was there, the person on the other side of the door fired a gun.

“According to family members who were in the house at the time of the shooting, there was a knock on the door,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. “The 29-year-old victim then looked through a peephole on the side of the door. When he was looking through this peephole at least two shots were fired.”

Police don’t have any suspects in the peephole shooting so far, nor have they uncovered any reasons for why anyone would have wanted to kill the victim.

Understandably, the news of the bizarre peephole shooting has many people freaked out. One would think that they most a person would have to worry about when looking through a peephole would be the person on the other side covering it up to try to trick you into opening the door and getting robbed or injured, but apparently just looking through the peephole can be hazardous on its own.

Some people are wondering whether this type of shooting will remain a one-time event or if it will become a new fad, much like the vicious “knockout game” assaults that have increased in popularity over the past year. In the knockout game, a group of people (typically younger males) run up to an unsuspecting person and hit them until they are unconscious. This “game” has led to many serious injuries and quite a few deaths.

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  • Mindfulnessy8

    Someone tragically dies and you reference some pathetic twitter message from someone named “SupaSprungSkankHo” who is laughing about this incident. Is the writer of this article an idiot or just heartless? my guess is a perfect balance of both

  • 1rdd

    There is probably more to the story than we know. I wonder if the victim had a criminal record or was involved in something he shouldn’t be involved in. Or it could just be some sick person who got his kicks doing this. Time will tell.

    • Guest

      Uhh jackwad, the victim is “THE VICTIM” dont start that crap, this is a sick and twisted CRIME these moron kids are doing! I dont care what the “Victim” was doing, this shi. is bull shi.

    • David brother

      Shut the fuck up…..I wonder if I come shoot you in the face would people worry bout your record

  • quone_DROp

    Sounds like someone saw the Iceman interviews. He mentions using the same tactic for killing someone.

  • Mark

    Some peepholes come with a sliding cover over the lens so the person outside can’t see when you walk to the door.
    If yours doesn’t have this feature, you can simply tape a matchbook (ar something about the same size and shape) over the peephole.

  • jake

    Hell with just as adults, this should be attempted murder! (This comment is about the sick “game” these moron kids are “playing”)

  • David brother

    He’s a fucking dick head that was my brother…..lucky I can’t get to his bitch ass….

  • David brother

    All yaw assholes my family is distraught….fuck everybody…..that’s why we kill…it’s no love….just revenge and hate….how could you laugh about my brothers death…..he protected our lil brother and got killed for it….they didn’t give my bro a chance….now I’m without a family member and yaw bitches making jokes….I hope somebody come fuck u in the ass