PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities in the Philadelphia suburbs are trying to find out who shot a school counselor to death execution-style in front of his home over the weekend.
The Delaware County Medical Examiner's office says 31-year-old Veno Leigertwood died of a single gunshot wound to the neck. He was a Philadelphia School District counselor who had just been promoted and was about to receive an M.B.A.
Authorities say Leigertwood was shot shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday as he packed up his car to attend his last day of graduate school at Eastern University. His wife and 7-month-old daughter were sleeping inside the Yeadon home at the time.
He worked with southwest Philadelphia students in a program called GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It provides academic support and mentoring to low-income students from seventh grade through senior year and helps the students get into college.