SWAT Team Finds Man Shot to Death in Vacant West Philly Home

Philadelphia Police found one man dead and another barricaded inside an abandoned West Philadelphia home Wednesday morning.

Officers responded to a home along N Edgewood Street near Vine Street around 4 a.m. for reports of a gunfire.

When officers arrived they saw a man inside who wouldn’t let them in, said police. After about 90 minutes, SWAT officers broke into the house and found a 25-year-old man bleeding from his nose behind the front door, said police. He died a short time later at the hospital.

SWAT officers found a 23-year-old on the second floor of the home, said police.

"When they got to the second floor they found a 23-year-old male hiding in one of the rear rooms and SWAT officers took this individual into custody," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

No word yet on what led to the deadly shooting.

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