Thanksgiving murder victim ID'ed as Carroll Park man

Police have identified the man shot to death Thanksgiving morning in a West Philadelphia hotel as Samuel Vanderhall, 33.

Vanderhall, of 55th Street near Thompson in Carroll Park, was shot in the groin and back inside the Blue Moon Hotel on Westminster Avenue near 51st Street and died at 11:11 a.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Police say the shooting may have resulted from an argument over drug money. Court records show Vanderhall was a repeat offender with multiple drug-related arrests.

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