Daniel Duignam, a 21-year-old Temple University junior, was killed in a shooting at an off-campus apartment on the night of Saturday, May 5. Duignam was shot three times just before 9 p.m.
According to police, Duignam was shot on Saturday, May 5, in his apartment at 17th and Diamond streets in North Philadelphia, suffering gunshot wounds to the stomach, right arm and face. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Temple University says that Duignam was a third-year business major from Tatamy, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County and was studying risk management and insurance.
According to NBC, the current mayor of Tatamy also confirmed Duignam is the grandson of former Tatamy mayor Luke Duignam.
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A Temple spokesman said investigators don’t believe the shooting was a random act. Romona Scott, a block captain, who lives in the building next door, told NBC10 she didn’t hear anything suspicious the night of Duignam’s death.
“There’s a bunch of bars,” she said. “They didn’t break in. Whoever it was had to come in with him or he had to know him.”
Neighbors say there was never much activity, such as parties or many visitors, in Duignam’s building. Temple police will increase patrols in the area as a precaution, they said.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that homicide Capt. Jack Ryan said while there was no sign of forced entry in Duignam’s first-floor apartment, there was a sign of struggle.
“There was definitely signs of a struggle. The house was ransacked,” Ryan said.
At this time, police do not have any suspects.