Daylight murder in South Philadelphia

Neighbors were on edge as police investigated a broad daylight murder on Iseminger Street in South Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. A 50-year-old man was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital after he was shot multiple times — but as pronounced dead a short time later.

Several Philadelphia news organizations say that sources are characterizing the murder as a possible mob hit.

At the same time, seven alleged mob figures are on trial in Philadelphia, facing racketeering charges.

Police searched a vehicle in another section of South Philadelphia, similar in appearance to a getaway car described by witnesses.

One man was taken into custody while police and FBI investigators searched his home.

Joe Kaczmarek covered the scene for the GunCrisis Reporting Project.

Local media reports: Philadelphia Daily NewsPhiladelphia InquirerThe Associated PressCBS36ABCNBC10FOX29

 

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