Gunman Kills Man Moments After Late-Night Phone Call Draws Victim From Philadelphia Home

A man died just minutes after getting a phone call asking him to come outside his Philadelphia home.

The yet-to-identified victim’s family members told police that he left his children off with a relative saying he got a call and needed to go out. Within five minutes a gunman shot the 29-year-old man five times in the torso along the 3400 block of Crowell Street in the city’s Hunting Park section, said investigators.

Someone flagged down officers patrolling the area around 11:15 p.m. Saturday and told them there was a body in the street. Officers then found the man face down in the street dead with gunshot wounds to his chest not far from his home.

Witnesses told investigators that they saw someone running away before hopping into a gold van and fleeing the scene.

Police didn't immediately connect the phone call and the killing.

This wasn’t the only deadly shooting overnight. Early Sunday, a 35-year-old man was shot in the head at a playground along the 1200 block of S 30th Street in the city’s Grays Ferry section. Police found drugs at the homicide scene, said investigators.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.

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