Man fatally shot in Philadelphia Wissinoming section

Investigators are now trying to determine if the male victim was trying to rob someone.

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
Man fatally shot in Philadelphia Wissinoming section
A man was fatally shot late Wednesday night in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police said a 19-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday night in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia.

Investigators said it happened around 11:15 p.m. in an alley near the intersection of Walker and Devereaux Streets.

There are at least 10 chalk circles on the ground marking the spots where bullet cases landed.

Families were trying to get back to their normal routines Thursday.

"I literally just heard boom, boom, boom, boom in the air is what I thought it was. I thought it was a car driving by shooting them off," said one neighbor.

Police found a 19-year-old with gunshot wounds to his head, chest and left arm. Officers rushed him to the hospital but he died a short time later.

Police have not yet released his name.

Investigators said they also found a gun at the scene but did not catch the shooter.

Police said the victim was wearing a mask, and that they were trying to determine whether this was possibly a case of a suspect who ended up getting shot.

Longtime neighbors tell us the block is usually quiet.

"It shocks you, but it's kind of part of everyday life, which is the sad part," a neighbor said.

Police are continuing to work to try to sort out exactly how this all played out.

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