Philadelphia's first homicide of 2019 occurs minutes into new year

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First homicide of 2019 happens moments after midnight: Chad Pradelli reports on Action News at 10 p.m., January 1, 2019

A deadly shooting has Philadelphia detectives investigating their first homicide of 2019.

Shots rang out on the 3200 block of Tampa Street in the city's Kensington section shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Officers arrived to find a Hispanic man suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his head, face and chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Philly's first homicide of 2019 occurs minutes into new year. Watch this report from Action News Mornings on January 1, 2019.



"There are cameras in the area. Hopefully, it was captured on these cameras," said Capt. Tom Davidson.

There are no suspects and police have not determined a motive at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide unit at 215-686-3334 or call 911. As with all unsolved homicides in Philadelphia, there is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Philadelphia recorded 351 murders in 2018, the most in 11 years.

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