Philadelphia police

Man Shot, Killed Execution-Style Returning Home from 76ers Game

The victim was just feet from his home when he was shot six times, police said

A West Oak Lane man was shot execution-style just feet from his home early Thursday as he returned home from the 76ers home opener, police tell NBC10.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the 52-year-old man was shot at least six times in front of his house along he 6500 block of N. 17th Street around 12:30 a.m.

Neighbors called 911 after hearing the gunshots and officers found him on the sidewalk with wounds to his chest, torso and back, Small said.

Police scooped him up, rushing him in their cruiser to Albert Einstein Medical Center. Doctors later pronounced him dead, Small said.

His identity has not been released.

Investigators have not yet settled on a motive since the man was not robbed. Small said he still had money, car keys and a cell phone in his pockets.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Philadelphia Police tipline at 215.686.TIPS.

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