Northeast Times

Mayfair man killed in West Philly

A North­east man was killed in a shoot­ing last Fri­day in West Phil­adelphia, re­portedly after an ar­gu­ment out­side a Chinese res­taur­ant.

The gun­fire erup­ted at about 11:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of N. 55th St., po­lice said. Of­ficers found Paul McK­ernan, 27, of the 3200 block of Magee Ave. in May­fair, with a gun­shot wound of the left side of his neck. He was taken to the Hos­pit­al of the Uni­versity of Pennsylvania and pro­nounced dead just be­fore mid­night.

NBC10 re­por­ted that an ar­gu­ment sparked the shoot­ing, but po­lice said they have no sus­pects or a known motive. The news agency said that McK­ernan worked as an elec­tri­cian, cit­ing in­form­a­tion from a re­l­at­ive. ••

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