PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A 23-year-old Temple University alumnus was fatally shot Thursday morning in the Powelton neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Calls came in to 911 around 12:30 p.m. for shootings at 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 rushed 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 his plans to start his MBA in the winter and was proud to have played a leading role in supporting the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential election.
Temple University also released a statement on Thursday:
“Everett had just become Temple Made in June, which only amplifies the tragic circumstances surrounding his death. He had a very bright future ahead of him, and it is more than discouraging to know that we will no longer be able to see him soar alongside his companions. Owls.Our thoughts are with Everett’s family, friends and the entire Temple community during 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. According to them, it appears to be an attempted robbery.
Many Drexel students live in the building near the filming scene.
A stray bullet went through the window of a first-floor apartment; it got lodged in a bathroom wall.
Drexel student Tyler Williams was 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 cops got here, and they were asking me if I was fine – and I was like what I mean, am I fine?” said Williams. “It’s obviously scary, but I don’t want to panic or anything. It’s just a cold world.”
At this time, police do not have a description of the shooter.
“Where the apartment is, where the victim is, lying on the sidewalk, we found many private surveillance cameras along this apartment complex, so hopefully those cameras recorded something that might help us in this shooting,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. .
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