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Man gunned down on Frankford street corner

A hail of gun­shots claimed the life of a 25-year-old man on a busy Frank­ford street corner on Sunday night. Early this week, po­lice still had few de­tails to re­lease about the slay­ing.

Of­ficers from the 15th dis­trict re­spon­ded to re­ports of a “per­son with a gun” on the 5000 block of Dar­rah St. at 11:46 p.m. and found the vic­tim ly­ing in the street with gun­shot wounds of the chest, back, legs and arms, the po­lice de­part­ment’s me­dia re­la­tions unit said. The Gun Crisis Re­port­ing Pro­ject, cit­ing an un­spe­cified po­lice source, re­por­ted that the vic­tim had been shot 10 times and that po­lice found 15 empty bul­let shells at the scene. 

The vic­tim was taken to Aria Health-Frank­ford, where he was pro­nounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Po­lice did not re­lease his iden­tity pending of­fi­cial no­ti­fic­a­tion of his fam­ily.

Po­lice are seek­ing a lone uniden­ti­fied of­fend­er, pos­sibly op­er­at­ing a black Jeep, but have re­leased no fur­ther de­scrip­tion. A spe­cif­ic motive is not known. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. The city of­fers a $20,000 re­ward for in­form­a­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of mur­der­ers. ••

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