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Chef Found Shot to Death in Running Car in South Philly

Early morning gunfire leaves a man dead in a car and police searching for the shooter

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What to Know

  • A 31-year-old man was found shot inside a running car that crashed along South 24th Street Thursday morning.
  • Quadir Flippen would later die at the hospital.
  • Flippen was the executive chef at nearby BlackSeed Cafe.

Neighbors in a South Philadelphia neighborhood said they heard gunshots just before 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

Police officers responding to the scene found a running car that crashed into a parked SUV along South 24th Street near Federal Street. Inside was Quadir Flippen, who had been shot multiple times, Philadelphia police said.

Flippen was rushed to a hospital where he died a short time later. He was 31 years old.

The driver’s side window of the car appeared to be shot out.

Police continued to investigate Thursday morning, laying down evidence markers.

Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson said he knew Flippen who worked as executive chef at BlackSeed Cafe at 24th and Federal streets.

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The shooting left some neighbors on edge.

"It's alarming," Zach Gorddard, who had his vehicle damaged in the crash, said. "I'm worried about people on the block.... it's definitely something to think about now."

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence. Further information can be found here.

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