Man shot and killed while riding bicycle in Wynnefield

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Philadelphia Police are searching for a shooter who gunned down a man on bicycle.

WYNNEFIELD (WPVI) -- Philadelphia Police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man while the victim was riding a bicycle in Wynnefield.

It happened before 12:00 a.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of West Berks Street.

Police received multiple 911 calls after residents in the area heard gunfire.

They arrived to find the victim, a man believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, lying on the sidewalk.

Police say he'd been shot at least once in the head at point-blank range while he was riding his bicycle. He was still on the bike when he collapsed.

Witnesses told police after the shooting the gunman got into a dark blue or black sedan with two other men inside and fled south on Georges Lane from Berks Street.

Police are still working to identify the victim.

They are checking surveillance video for additional clues.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Philadelphia Police by dialing 911.