Shooter kills man outside police crime lab

8th Street Homicide

Police examine the crime scene after a 27-year-old man was fatally wounded by gunfire on a North Philadelphia playground on Father’s Day. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

8th Street HomicideAccording to police, the victim was shot twice in the chest Sunday afternoon and made his way to 8th and Poplar Streets, where he collapsed. Medics rushed him to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was declared dead a shot time later.

The playground is just across the street from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Forensic Science Building, which houses the Crime Scene Unit.

Slideshow: Crime scene investigation outside crime lab. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’12063′]

Media reports: 6ABCNBC10Philadelphia Daily NewsPhilly.com

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