Sunday, February 7, 2016

Man, 32, shot to death in Fairhill

A 32-year-old man was shot dead Friday in front of his Fairhill home by a motorist who was upset that he had been blocking traffic, police said.

The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. on the 2800 block of North Fifth Street. Chief Inspector Scott Small said the victim was arguing with his ex-girlfriend in the street when a green minivan approached.

A man got out of the vehicle and after a brief exchange shot the victim twice, once in the stomach and possibly in the head, Small said. The victim, whose name was not released, fell onto the front steps of his home and was pronounced dead at 9:08 p.m., Small said.

Police said it was unclear if the shooter was the driver or a passenger in the minivan, which witnesses said sped away. The vehicle was found at Fifth Street and Indiana Avenue.

Police are testing it for fingerprints and also reviewing footage from several security cameras in the area, Small said.

"We do not have the shooter," he said. "But the fact that we have several witnesses and cameras, as well as the van itself, more than likely an arrest will be made soon."- Tricia L. Nadolny

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