Police: Man killed execution-style in Frankford

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Police are looking for two men following an execution-style murder in Philadelphia's Frankford section.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 1400 block of Adams Avenue.

Police responded to the area after numerous 911 calls.

Officers arrived to find a 27-old man shot dead in a vacant lot.

Police say more than two dozen shots were fired closed range at the victim.

He was shot in the face, chest, torso and legs. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

His cell phone was also struck by bullets.

Police found twenty eight spent shell casings near the victim.



Investigators say preliminary evidence does not point to a robbery. They are searching for a motive.

Witnesses could not give a clear description. However, they did tell police they saw a person running south through a vacant lot.

Police are questioning several witnesses.
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