Point-blank gunfire kills man Tuesday night in Germantown

Seymore Street Homicide

A crowd gathers as police investigate the scene where a 28-year-old man was shot and killed at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night on Seymour Street near Wayne Avenue in the Germantown section of the city. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Seymore Street Homicide

According to police, patrol officers responded to a radio call for gunshots and found the victim suffering from back and neck wounds. They rushed him to Temple University Hospital but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that ballistic evidence indicated that at least six shots were fired from a semiautomatic handgun, and spent shell casings near the body indicated that the victim was shot at point-blank range. 6ABC has a video report.

Slideshow: Murder investigation in Germantown.  Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’13508′]

As we reported earlier, the latest wave of gun violence continued as shooters wounded four more men Tuesday night in Philadelphia, following a violent stretch from last weekend that peaked with three people killed and eight wounded on Monday. In a separate incident, police shot and killed a gun suspect.

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