Saturday, December 27, 2014

Man, 29, shot dead on Germantown street

Police were investigating the murder of a man found shot several times on a street in Germantown late Tuesday night.

Man, 29, shot dead on Germantown street

Police were investigating the murder of a man found shot several times on a street in Germantown late Tuesday night.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said 39th District officers received several calls for gunshots and a person shot on Seymour Street near Wayne Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. Responding officers found the victim, a 29-year-old man, lying on the ground bleeding from several gunshot wounds to the back of his head, his chest, his back and his hands.

Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead at 10:33 p.m., Small said.

Ballistic evidence on Seymour Street indicated that at least six shots were fired from a semiautomatic handgun, Small said, and two spent shell casings were found within inches of the man's body -- meaning he was shot at point-blank range.

Small said police don't yet have a motive or suspect in the shooting, but that police cameras at the corner of Wayne and Seymour that feed back to the department's Real Time Crime Center captured part of the shooting.

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