Shooting Outside Philadelphia Nightclub Leaves Man Dead

A young man died overnight after police say he was shot outside a nightclub in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood.

Police said the 26-year-old victim, later identified as Raymond Pantoja of Wellens Road, got into an altercation with a group of people outside Nivel Nightclub, at B Street and Allegheny Avenue just before gunfire erupted about 2:45 a.m. The victim was wounded in the left side of his chest.

Police took Pantoja to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not made any arrests in the shooting. As with any homicide, there is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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