1 dead after home invasion in Philadelphia's Rhawnhurst section, police say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating a deadly home invasion in the city's Rhawnhurst section.

It happened around 8:15 p.m. Thursday on the 1900 block of Stanwood Street.

Police said two men were sitting in the burgundy-colored getaway car, while two other men kicked in the front door of the home.

Police said a 23-year-old man was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He later died at the hospital.

While there is no clear motive for the violence at this time, police said the victim was targeted.

"According to a family member who was in the house, she said it happened quickly. After they forced the front door, they went right upstairs to the second floor rear bedroom. She heard the shots, and they fled back out the front door," said Chief Inspector Scott Small with the Philadelphia Police Department.

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses said there were at least four men in the getaway car which is described as a minivan possibly with New Jersey tags.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.
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