Monday, July 6, 2015

Police identify man shot to death in North Philadelphia

The 23-year-old man shot to death on a North Philadelphia street corner Tuesday night was identified by police Wednesday as Miguel Gonzalez.

Police identify man shot to death in North Philadelphia

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The 23-year-old man shot to death on a North Philadelphia street corner Tuesday night was identified by police Wednesday as Miguel Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, who lived on Lawrence Street near York a few blocks from where he was fatally shot at Dauphin and Hancock streets, was shot twice in the chest just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. He was rushed in critical condition to Temple University Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds around 8:30 p.m.

Police have not made any arrests in the homicide, which, according to published police statistics, is the 31st murder of the year. At this time last year, the city had 50 murders.

If you have information about this or any other crime, contact police anonymously at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847), email tips@phillypolice.com or submit a tip online.

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