Arrests made in Castor shooting

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police arrested a pair of suspects following a Wednesday night shooting in the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia that left another man dead.

Authorities say 34-year-old Prince Kunjappan-Joy and 51-year-old Abraham Thomas were arrested Thursday night in Chinatown and charged with the murder of 31-year-old Syambabu Thankappan.

Thankappan was rushed to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital after being shot in the stomach, but was pronounced dead hours later.

Kunjappan-Joy and Thomas were both charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, possessing instruments of crime, and recklessly endangering another person. The investigation is ongoing.

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