Family members and friends identified the victim as Steven Liles.
"I'm still shocked. I can't believe he's gone. I can't believe what happened," friend Will Guillaume told Action News.
Police were called to the 5200 block of Arbor Street shortly before 10 p.m. according to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
"Multiple witnesses told police they heard about 4-5 shots," Small said.
The 29-year-old father was hit in his arm and back. Officers found him lying in the street and unresponsive.
Police rushed the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police spotted a broken wrist watch and some money at the scene. The motive is under investigation.
Investigators are now looking for surveillance cameras in the area to try to learn more about what happened and find a description of the person or people behind the homicide.