Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Man, 20, shot dead in Elmwood

A 20-year-old man was shot dead in Southwest Philly's Elmwood section during a robbery late Wednesday night, police said.

Man, 20, shot dead in Elmwood


This post has been updated.

A 20-year-old man was shot dead in Southwest Philly’s Elmwood section during a robbery late Wednesday night, police said.

The man was near the corner of 64th Street and Elmwood Avenue with his cousin at 9:25 p.m. when he was approached by two other men approached him and shot him four times in the chest, according to cops. The man was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 9:58 p.m.

The victim's cousin was taken as a witness to be interviewed by homicide detectives.

One of the men involved in the shooting was described by police at a black man about 6 feet 2 with a light complexion who wore a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He and the other man, a description of whom was not immediately available, were seen fleeing north on 64th Street and then east on Reedland after the shooting, cops said.

Police were unsure if anything was taken in the robbery, but investigators said his cell phone was dropped at the scene. Blood and the victim's hat marked the scene as police investigated late Wednesday night.

The young man’s murder as the second homicide of the day Wednesday after a 40-year-old Jiffy Lube attendant was shot to death in Port Richmond around 5:30 p.m. According to police department statistics, the men slain Wednesday were homicides 121 and 122 of 2012.

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