Man Shot Point Blank, Killed in Southwest Philadelphia

A gunman is in custody and another shooter on the run after a man was shot and killed in Southwest Philadelphia overnight Friday, police said.

The victim was shot five times in face and twice in the legs at point blank range in the backyard of a home along the 7800 block of Midas Place, according to police.

Capt. Nicholas Brown said when officers arrived and began searching the area they spotted a suspicious man nearby carrying a gun. Witnesses identified him as a shooter and he was taken into custody.

Police are using K-9 officers to search for a second gunman. He's described as a heavyset man.

The victim is believed to be in his early 20s, but has yet to be publicly identified.

A gun was found near his body, Brown said. Witnesses told police they watched the shooters trying to pick the victim up before fleeing.

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