Man Gunned Down on Germantown Street

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Thursday, Feb 27, 2014  |  Updated 11:25 PM EDT
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Residents who live near Pulaski Avenue in Germantown say crime is so bad, they want out of the neighborhood. NBC10's Keith Jones talked with neighbors as police investigate a man's murder.

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Residents who live near Pulaski Avenue in Germantown say crime is so bad, they want out of the neighborhood. NBC10's Keith Jones talked with neighbors as police investigate a man's murder.

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A young man is dead after being shot multiple times outside a home in the city's Germantown section Thursday night.

Police say that a 24-year-old man was shot five times at point-blank range outside of a home on the 4900-block of Pulaski Street around 6 p.m.

"It's just a shame," one resident told NBC10. "These streets is just crazy."

Neighbor Linette Bey, who's moving from her Pulaski Street apartment on Saturday, agrees.

"Since we've been here there have been a couple of things that have happened, so it's not where I want to be."

Residents say the murder in the normally quiet neighborhood is just one in a recent rash of crime.

"Around here someone got beat in the head with a hammer, just down there, and they're doing home invasions," said Dina McCullough. "It's just getting worse."

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Detectives are working on getting to the bottom of the Germantown crime wave including Thursday's deadly shooting, but they're asking for the public's help in finding the shooter who ran from the scene through the Happy Hollow Playground.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

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