A Philadelphia man has died after being brutally beaten with a metal object outside his home.
The deadly assault took place around 11 p.m. on Thursday outside the man's rowhome along the 2800 block of Fairhill Street in North Philadelphia, police say.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small says the 53-year-old man was hit at least once in the head with a metal pipe or possibly a tire iron. Officers found the victim lying on the sidewalk when they arrived.
The man was taken to Temple University Hospital where he died a short time later at 11:45 p.m., Small said.
Witnesses told police they saw the suspect, only described as a man, running south along the block. He was still carrying the metal object, they said.
A motive for the beating remains unclear.
Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate.