Cops: Man, 51, fatally shot in North Philadelphia

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Stray cats gather near the body of a 51-year-old man who was fatally shot on Ingersoll Street near 25th in North Philadelphia. (Phillip Lucas/Daily News Staff)

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A 51-year-old man is dead and an 82-year-old man is in police custody after a shooting on Ingersoll Street near 25th in North Philadelphia Monday, police said. 


Just after 5 p.m., the elderly suspect and the victim were involved in an argument -- which police believe was over a woman -- when the 82-year-old man shot the victim in his mouth, cops said.  


The man was pronounced dead on the scene by medics at 6:15 p.m. Neighbors looked on Monday night as police searched for evidence around the man's body, which was lying beneath a white sheet in a grassy, trash-strewn lot on 25th Street. 


A man was taken into custody in connection with the shooting on Ingersoll Street near 27th around 5:15 p.m. Captain Roland Lee, of the 22nd police district, said the man was being taken to the Homicide Unit for questioning.