Update: Police identify man, 31, shot dead in Kensington

This post has been updated.

A 31-year-old man shot to death on a Kensington street Monday night was identified by police Tuesday as Michael McDonald, who lived on Wishart Street about a block from where he was killed.

Court records show that McDonald had been arrested several times on drug charges. In 2008, he was found guilty of possession with intent to deliver and sentenced to 15 to 30 months in jail, followed by two years of probation.

On Monday, Chief Inspector Scott Small said police were called to F Street near Lippincott at 7:35 p.m. and found the man lying on the sidewalk with at least one gunshot wound to the back. Cops took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:46 p.m.

Small said a surveillance camera inside a corner store at nearby F and Wishart streets captured the man buying candy just before he was shot. Police were checking to see if that camera captured a suspect or recorded any of the shooting.

Police said they did not find anyone who witnessed the shooting on the block, and that they were unsure what motivated it. A police source told the Daily News the man killed was known to cops in the area and had a record.

According to police department statistics, he's the 297th person murdered in Philadelphia so far this year, compared to 292 at this time last year and 279 year-to-date in 2010.

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