Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Man fatally shot in Germantown

This post has been updated

Man fatally shot in Germantown


This post has been updated

A 27-year-old man is dead after being shot in the left side of his chest on Pomona Street near Cherokee in Germantown Monday afternoon, police said.

Shots were fired around 4:20 p.m. and police rushed the man to the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

The victim, identified as Saleen Harding, of Bayton Street near E, Chelten, was pronounced dead at 4:38 p.m., said Officer Tanya Little, a police department spokeswoman.

A teen who was wearing an orange Flyers t-shirt practiced his jump shot on the sidewalk while crime scene investigators and homicide detectives scoured the street behind him looking for evidence.

Police said Tuesday morning the shooting apparently was sparked by an argument, the nature of which was not disclosed.

Neighbors said they heard four gunshots, but cops did not find any ballistic evidence on the scene.

Police were looking for the occupants of a black 1998 Crown Victoria that was last seen on Cherokee Street.

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