Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Man dies after being shot in head and body in North Philadelphia

Police were investigating a homicide in North Philadelphia's Hartranft neighborhood late Monday night.

Man dies after being shot in head and body in North Philadelphia

Police were investigating a homicide in North Philadelphia’s Hartranft neighborhood late Monday night.

Cops said the victim, a man who remained unidentified just before midnight, was shot several times throughout the body and head on Cumberland Street near 10th around 11 p.m.

Police rushed the man to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said police found six shell casings on the sidewalk at the scene and a large amount of blood on the street. Investigators were still working to sort out the circumstances surrounding the murder around midnight Tuesday morning.

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