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Homeless Montgomery County Man Gunned Down on Chester County Street

Diamond Street Homicide Coatesville

Police investigating gunfire found a Montgomery County homeless man shot and killed near a busy thoroughfare in Chester County.

Coatesville officers found the yet-to-be identified man suffering multiple gunshot wounds behind a home along Diamond Street near N 7th Avenue in Coatesville, Pennsylvania shortly after 6 a.m. Friday, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.

The homicide took place one block from Lincoln Highway (Business US Route 30) and near the Salvation Army.

The victim was shot multiple times, said investigators. He hailed from Pottstown and would occasionally reside in shelters in Coatesville, said Hogan.

No word yet on suspects or a motive in the case.

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