Philadelphia police said they found a body in a burning car in the Fox Chase section of the city Saturday night.
Emergency responders were called to the car fire on the 8500 block of Verree Road around 10:30 p.m.
Once firefighters extinguished the flames, investigators discovered a male's body inside with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.
On Tuesday morning, police identified the victim as 25-year-old Gerard Vega Gonzalez of the Crescentville neighborhood.
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Philadelphia police said the case is being investigated by the department's homicide division.
Entering Sunday, there were at least 257 homicides in Philadelphia this year, down 8% from the same time last year which was ultimately the deadliest in the city on record.
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