Man shot to death in Kensington on 30th birthday

Police are investigating the death of a man who was fatally shot in Philadelphia's Kensington section on his 30th birthday.

Officer were called to the 700 block of East Allegheny Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a shooting and found the male victim.

The man, who was suffering from several gunshot wounds, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m. His name was not released.

Monday was the man's birthday, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters.

Witnesses told police that the victim had been involved in some type of physical altercation with other men shortly before the deadly shooting, Small said. That fight was believed to have sparked the killing.

Investigators are looking at surveillance footage captured by area businesses, officials said.

The killing was the fourth homicide reported in Kensington in a span of just more than 24 hours.

Between shortly after 10:40 p.m. Sunday and the Allegheny Avenue killing, three other men were shot to death in the neighborhood.

One of the victims, Jhonny Quezada, was killed in an apparent robbery outside his home on the 5100 block of F Street.

Police on Tuesday identified the other two men shot to death and said the motives in their killings remained unknown.

Marquise Matthews, 19, of the city's Logan section, died after he was shot in the head on the 2900 block of Rosehill Street. Clarence Scott, a 48-year-old homeless man, was found shot on the 200 block of East Tusculum Street. 

No arrests have been made in any of the slayings.

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