Fatal Kensington shooting caps violent day in Philadelphia

Amber Street Homicide

Investigators gather at the crime scene after finding a fatally wounded gunshot victim Monday night in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Amber Street HomicideAccording to investigators, police responded to Amber Street, near East Ontario Street and Frankford Avenue at about 9 p.m. and found a 35-year-old man inside a vacant house, suffering from a chest wound.

Officers rushed the wounded man to Temple University Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police said they found a small .22 caliber handgun near the victim but did not believe it was the weapon used to kill the man.

This was the second fatal shooting in a matter on minutes Monday night, as noted in reports from CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29 and the Philadelphia Daily News.

Altogether, three men were killed and three more were wounded in separate shooting incidents Monday in Philadelphia, including one morning incident which we covered in an previous report. Check our next report for complete details later this morning.

Amber Street Homicide

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