Family and friends mourn at fatal shooting scene in Strawberry Mansion overnight

Kelly 1Philadelphia Police officers search the crime scene around the body of a man found shot to death in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia late Sunday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Officers responded to the report of a shooting at about 11:30 p.m. and discovered a 34-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to his face, head, and chest inside a building on the 3100 block of West Montgomery Avenue, according to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

At least eight shell casings from a semi-automatic handgun were found within a few feet of the victim, suggesting to police that the victim was shot at point blank range. Philadelphia Fire Department Paramedics pronounced the man dead on location in a room on the first floor.

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More than two dozen people gathered around the crime scene, including friends and relatives of the victim. Two people were overcome with emotion and medics took one from the scene.

Police were checking several area businesses for private surveillance cameras, according to CBS3NBC10 described the location as a local hangout with a pool table inside.

Police told tell 6ABC that a weapon was discovered at the scene, but that is was not clear yet if that was the weapon used in this crime. According to philly.com, the motive for the killing is unknown, and no arrests have been made.

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