Man Shot to Death in Driver's Seat of Running Car Parked on West Philadelphia Street

Philadelphia Police officers found a man shot to death inside a running car parked along a West Philadelphia street Tuesday morning.

Neighbors called police and medics to the 1600 block of Redfield Street, near Lansdowne Avenue, around 2 a.m. after they saw a white Dodge Charger with its engine running for hours.

“It appears that this victim was sitting in the driver’s seat when he was shot and killed,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Medics pronounced the 25-year-old man -- who resided on the block -- dead at the scene, said Small.

Some neighbors initially thought the man was sleeping or slumped over in the car, said Small. The driver’s side window was down and investigators found bullets in the car, which belongs to the victim's friend.

Police didn’t immediately have description of the shooter nor did they release a motive for the killing. Investigators hoped surveillance video could help them track down the killer.

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