Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Man, 22, fatally shot in Kingsessing

A shooting in Kingessing left a 22-year-old dead early Wednesday evening, police said.

Man, 22, fatally shot in Kingsessing

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A shooting in Kingessing left a 22-year-old man dead early Wednesday evening, police said.

Police said the man walked out of a store at the corner of 53rd Street and Greenway Avenue around 6 p.m. and was shot twice in the chest and once in the head. Two groups of men had exchanged gunfire at the corner, and 18 shell casings were found at the scene, investigators said.

Cops were unsure of the victim's involvement in the gun battle, but they said the victim did not have a weapon on him when he was shot.

He was rushed by police to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m.

No descriptions of the shooters were available, and police weren't sure what motivated the gun battle.

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