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Man Shot, Killed While Sitting on His Steps



    Philadelphia Police search for answers after a man was shot and killed as he sat on his steps on Agate Street in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013)

    A gunman opened fire on a man as he sat in front of his home overnight.

    Philadelphia Police officers responded to the 3300 block of Agate Street in the city's Port Richmond section after reports of a shooting around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday.

    “They found a 37-year-old male victim sitting on the front steps of a private residence… suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the face and head,” said police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Fire Deparment medics pronounced the man dead a short time later.

    “We’re not sure who he was with or when he was shot,” Small said.

    Small said that the man, who wasn't immediately identified, lived in the home.

    Investigators planned to examine nearby surveillance footage in hopes of figuring out who shot the man.

    Police gave no motive for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.


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