Man found lying on the street, shot numerous times in the back Monday night

A man was found lying in a pool of blood in the 3400 block of North J Street in the Harrowgate section of Philadelphia, late Monday night.

HarrowgateHomicide07aAccording to CBS3 police received a 911 call reporting gunshots in the area shortly after 11:30 p.m.  The victim, who police believe is in his 20’s, was found shot numerous times in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Police also say they found numerous bullet casings around the corner on East Estaugh Street, where they believe the shooting took place.  Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

HarrowgateHomicide15aAccording to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small, the man had no identification on him; so, they are still working on identifying him.  Investigators are also hoping that surveillance cameras on numerous businesses in the area might have caught something they can use in their investigation, as reported by  6ABC and NBC10.HarrowgateHomicide02a

HarrowgateHomicide04aPatrons of DoDo Chinese Restaurant on Kensington Ave. watch from the window as police gather evidence at the scene while others snap photos with their camera phones.  SEPTA buses and trains passed by and riders glanced over the scene.

HarrowgateHomicide08aMembers of the Philadelphia Crime Scene Unit and the Medical Examiner’s Office photograph the man and his injuries, hoping to identify him before he was removed from the scene.HarrowgateHomicide13a

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