Friday, December 26, 2014

Man fatally shot in Frankford

This post has been updated

Man fatally shot in Frankford

This post has been updated

A 32-year-old man was shot dead on Bridge Street near Torresdale Avenue in Frankford Wednesday night, police said.

He was shot once in his forehead around 7:35 p.m., and was pronounced dead at Hahnemann Hospital just before 8 p.m., said Officer Jillian Russell, a police department spokeswoman.

Police said the man was shot on the sidewalk during a drug deal.

The slaying raises Philadelphia's 2012 homicide count to 31.

Police said two men were seen fleeing the area southbound on Torresdale Avenue.

However, a solid physicial description was not immediately available.

Police took witnesses in for questioning, and no arrests were made.

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