Man shot and killed near 3-year-old boy in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A man was shot multiple times just feet away from a 3-year-old boy in West Philadelphia, police said.

The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday at 56th Street and Wyalusing Avenue.

Arriving officers found the 49-year-old victim bleeding heavily at the scene. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said at least 14 shots were fired at close range.

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Police found a toddler inside the victim's car. The boy was identified as the son of a family friend.

Officers said the boy was not hurt and he has been reunited with his mother.

Investigators believe this shooting was not random, but have no motive yet.

A home was also struck by gunfire, however, no one inside was injured, police said.

Investigators are looking at surveillance video from nearby businesses.
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