Man hit by car, then fatally shot in Northwood

Hom­icide de­tect­ives are try­ing to identi­fy a dead man and the killers who ran him down in a car, then shot him on a North­wood street on Sat­urday night.

It all happened at about 8:45 p.m. on the 4700 block of Ra­mona Ave. A wit­ness to the hor­ror told po­lice that he saw a black man run­ning away from a mov­ing car with mul­tiple oc­cu­pants. The dark vehicle struck the ped­es­tri­an, the wit­ness said, be­fore one of the oc­cu­pants shot the vic­tim mul­tiple times in the head. The car fled the scene, leav­ing the fatally wounded vic­tim in the street. Para­med­ics pro­nounced him dead shortly be­fore 9 p.m.

A short time later, po­lice re­ceived a re­port of a car fire at H and Anns­bury streets in nearby Ju­ni­ata Park. Po­lice be­lieve the car was the one used in the slay­ing.

Au­thor­it­ies have re­leased no in­form­a­tion about the vic­tim, oth­er than he was black. No de­scrip­tions were avail­able of the sus­pects. Po­lice did not say how many oc­cu­pants were in the car, which was de­scribed as dark in col­or with tin­ted win­dows. It may have been a Honda. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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