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Gunman chases man into house, fatally shoots him

A 25-year-old man died after a trio of robbers chased him into a Feltonville house late Tuesday afternoon and shot him, police said.

Gunman chases man into house, fatally shoots him

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A 25-year-old man died after a trio of robbers chased him into a Feltonville house late Tuesday afternoon and shot him, police said.

The man was hanging out on the front steps of a house on Caskey Street near 5th around 4:45 p.m. when three men -- one of whom was armed with a handgun -- approached the group, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The victim darted into the house in an attempt to get away, Small said, but the shooter chased him inside and fired a single shot into his torso.

After shooting the man, the gunmen and his accomplices robbed the victim's three friends of money and at least one cell phone and fled on foot on Caskey Street toward 5th.

When police arrived at the scene minutes later, they found the victim lying in the bed of a pickup truck that Small said was presumably going to drive him to the hospital. Cops put him in a cruiser and took him to Temple University Hospital, but doctors were unable to save him. He was pronounced dead at 5:07 p.m. None of his three friends were injured, Small said.

Small said police found one spent shell casing about five feet into the living room of the house -- which police said was not the victim's registered home address -- along with pools of blood there and in the pickup truck where the victim was found. They were unsure around 7:30 p.m. what led to the shooting or why the victim was targeted, but police said he was known to law enforcement.

No arrests have been made in the homicide, the second fatal shooting of the day Tuesday and the 101st homicide so far this year.

 

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