Man shot dead on Germantown street

A shooting on a quiet block in Germantown has left a man dead tonight, police said.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. in front of a home on Pulaski Avenue near Logan Street, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

A 24-year-old man, whom Small said was from Girard Avenue near 57th Street in West Philadelphia and was "no stranger to police," was shot five times in his chest, upper torso and neck.

He was taken by police to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m.

Witnesses are being interviewed by detectives from the Homicide Unit.

There is no information on a motive or suspects, but Small said witnesses saw two men running from the scene into a nearby park.

The shooting closely followed another incident, in which an 18-year-old male was shot twice in the left thigh on Woodstock Street near Chelten Avenue in West Oak Lane. In that shooting, police said, they recovered a gun at the scene.

That victim is stable at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Small said.

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