Monday, July 6, 2015

Man dies after being shot in Germantown

The 2012 homicide count crept to 28 when a man who was shot in Germantown Tuesday afternoon was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.

Man dies after being shot in Germantown

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A 43-year-old man who was shot and killed on Tacoma Street near Seymour in Germantown Tuesday afternoon was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital about 6:45 p.m., homicide detectives said.

Shots rang out around 4:12 p.m., police said, and homicide detectives were working last night to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting.  

The victim was shot in his chest and abdomen while he was sitting in his girlfriend's car, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Police found two types of shell casings on the scene, and said the man may have been shot at by two people.

A description of the shooter was not available, police said there were no witnesses. No arrests were made.

Tipsters are asked to call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334, or the tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or leave a tip online.

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