Man Dies After Answering Knock at the Door

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    Before midnight on Sunday, a 29-year-old man was shot through his peephole after he went to answer his front door. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports. (Published Monday, May 12, 2014)

    Checking on a knock at the door turned deadly for a Philadelphia man overnight.

    Someone shot the 29-year-old through a makeshift peephole of a home along the 6200 block of Magnolia Street in the city’s East Germantown neighborhood shortly after midnight.

    “According to family members who were in the house at the time of the shooting, there was a knock on the door,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. “The 29-year-old victim then looked through a peephole on the side of the door. When he was looking through this peephole at least two shots were fired.”

    The victim was struck in the face and died at the scene, according to police.

    The shooter, who was possibly with an accomplice, ran away on foot. Investigators said that no one ever entered the house.

    Police spoke to the family members that were present at the time of the shooting and also searched the neighborhood for clues and possible surveillance video.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.