Updated: Man killed outside peace concert

Above: Police investigate the crime scene outside the Dell Music Center. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police rushed a 20-year-old man to Temple University Hospital after he was shot outside the Dell Music Center in Fairmount Park, on the edge of Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to a report from CBS3, the victim died early Thursday at the hospital.

Update: Police have now identified the victim as Alexis Guevera, according to 6ABC.

A concert underway was called “Philly Support Philly: Peace on the Streets,” according to the center’s Facebook page.

Police cordoned off the crime scene in the parking lot following Thursday night’s fatal shooting at the Dell Music Center. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police told Fox29 that the shooter opened fire, striking the victim twice. Police said that the victim was shot at close range by a teenage boy, according to the Philadelphia Daily NewsThe Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he was struck in the stomach and thigh.

Police said the gunman then fled the scene in a white Chevy Impala, according to NBC10Philly.com reported that about 600 people were attending the concert.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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  1. Stay away from Philadelphians that are seriously peaceful about their parking. An indiscriminate parking dispute used to end up in a fist fight. Now these people that clearly want to remove themselves from the gene pool, use a 9mm to settle their differences.

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