Investigation follows shooting death Wednesday in Abbottsford Homes

Crime Scene Unit
investigators collect evidence following a homicide Wednesday on Defense Terrace in the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Abbottsford Homes, in the East Falls section of the city. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Abbottsford09aA man was found wounded in the street and rushed by police to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators removed clothing, a bloodied towel, and at least two shell casings, as strong winds and heavy rain washed over the crime scene.

According to, police said the man was in his late 20s or early 30s and was shot multiple times.


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