Police find man fatally wounded after hearing gunshots Tuesday night

Hadfield Street Homicide

Loved ones embrace and neighbors look on as police investigate a fatal shooting Tuesday night in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Hadfield Street HomicideAccording to investigators, police heard gunfire on Hadfield Street near 57th Street at about 10:15 p.m. and found a 32-year-old man on the front porch of a home, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Officers rushed the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Hadfield Street Homicide

Police said they found fifteen fired shell casings on the street. 6ABC, NBC10 and the Philadelphia Daily News also have reports.

Update: Police have identified the victim as Brandon Ivory Agnew, 32, who lived nearby on Whitby Avenue near 56th, according to a Philadelphia Daily News report.

No injuries were reported after an armed home invasion robbery reported Tuesday night in South Philadelphia’s Whitman neighborhood.

Police took a teen into custody after recovering a gun Wednesday morning at a school in the Parkside section of the city. 6ABC, Fox29 and The Philadelphia Inquirer have details.

In the latest shooting incident, a 25-year-old man was wounded in both legs Wednesday afternoon on Lippincott Street, near 16th Street and Allegheny Avenue in North Philadelphia.

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