Man killed near West Philadelphia basketball court

August 6, 2013 2:31:43 PM PDT
A 33-year-old man was shot and killed near a West Philadelphia basketball court late Monday night, police say.

The incident happened around 11:00 p.m. on the 500 block of North Creighton Street near Westminister Avenue.

Police say the victim was shot in the head with a semi-automatic weapon while sitting on a bench near the court.

The victim was taken by private car to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A total of 11 shell casings were found at the scene.

There is no word on any arrests or a motive.


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