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Published on June 19, 2024
Masked Gunman Fatally Shoots Man in Southwest Philadelphia, $20K Reward Offered for InformationSource: Google Street View

A man was fatally shot by a masked gunman in Southwest Philadelphia during the early hours of Wednesday. According to 6abc, the 38-year-old victim, whose name has not yet been made public, was found critically injured around 2 a.m. outside a residence near the intersection of 59th Street and Chester Avenue. He later succumbed to his wounds at a hospital.

The deadly encounter unfolded while the man was standing alongside a woman, who told police that the assailant, concealed with a ski mask, approached and fired multiple shots. The incident took place at 60th and Chester, according to the woman's account. Police are now investigating, and reviewing nearby surveillance footage in hopes of identifying the perpetrator.

In the wake of the shooting, a $20,000 reward has been announced for information leading to an arrest and conviction. An information release from the Philadelphia Police Department urged that anyone with details should contact their Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334, or provide tips via call or text to 215-686-8477, ensuring tipsters that all submissions can be anonymous, as reported by NBC Philadelphia.