Friday, July 3, 2015

Update: 29-year-old man shot dead in Fairhill identified

A 29-year-old man who died on the sidewalk after being shot several times in Fairhill late Wednesday night was identified Thursday as Domingo Rivera.

Update: 29-year-old man shot dead in Fairhill identified

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This post has been updated.

A 29-year-old man who died on the sidewalk in Fairhill after being shot several times late Wednesday night was identified Thursday as Domingo Rivera.

Rivera, police said, lived on Leithgow Street near Cambria, less than a block from where he was gunned down at the corner of Cambria and Lawrence streets.

The man had been standing outside a bar on the block when two men pulled up in a pickup truck and let off at least 12 shots at him at point-blank range, Chief Inspector Scott Small said at the scene.

Wounded several times throughout his chest and abdomen, Rivera collapsed to the sidewalk and was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:55 p.m.

Police were still on the hunt for the pickup truck, which may have had a broken-out back window, on Thursday. They received conflicting reports from witnesses about the color of the truck.

The homicide scene is a few steps from the "El Centro de Oro" -- or "center of gold" --corridor along North 5th Street. As police investigated the homicide early Thursday morning, passersby stopped next to the metal palm trees decorating 5th Street to peer down Cambria Street at the man's body, draped with a bloodstained white sheet. 

Small said several businesses in the area had private surveillance cameras that may have captured it. Detectives are looking for video of the crime, and were interviewing several witnesses early Thursday morning.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime should call the police tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847). Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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