Man Shot in Head, Dies

Neighbors heard the gunshots but they didn’t see a shooting that left a man dead on a Philadelphia street.

Shots rang out just after 1 a.m. along the 3200 block of Defense Terrace in the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Abbottsford Homes development in the East Falls neighborhood of the city.

When police arrived a short time later they found a 36-year-old man shot twice in the head with a semi-automatic handgun, according to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.


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“Medics on the scene pronounced him dead on the sidewalk,” said Small.

The man was later identified as James Chandler. Investigators found two spent shell casings near Chandler’s body leading them to believe he was shot at point-blank range.

Both Philadelphia Police and PHA police searched for clues in the nieghborhood.

Small said some neighbors heard the shooting but didn’t see the shooting.

“At this time we don’t not have a motive on the shooting, we do not have a description of any shooter or shooters,” said Small.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philly Police.

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