Thursday, March 5, 2015

Man fatally shot in East Falls

Philadelphia police investigate a homicide within the Abbotsford Homes, Public Housing Authority near Fox St. and Roberts on Wednesday morning March 6, 2013. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER )
Philadelphia police investigate a homicide within the Abbotsford Homes, Public Housing Authority near Fox St. and Roberts on Wednesday morning March 6, 2013. ( ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER )

Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting in East Falls.

Police said a man in his late 20s or early 30s was shot multiple times in his chest and abdomen on the 3200 block of Defense Terrace. The shooting happened just before 10:40 a.m.

The man was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:05 a.m.

Further information about the circumstances of the shooting wasn't immediately available.

Check back for details as they develop.


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Emily Babay Philly.com staff
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