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Man, 19, shot to death inside parked car in Southwest Philadelphia, police say

PHILADELPHIA - A young man was found shot to death inside a car Friday night in Philadelphia in what police called an "execution style killing." Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of South 57th Street just before 8:30 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Inspector D.F.

Pace told reporters that a 19-year-old man was found shot and killed inside a parked vehicle. Nearly 30 spent shell casings were found scattered on the around the car, Pace said. Investigators believe two gunmen armed with 9mm handguns approached the car and unleashed a hail of bullets.

Pace said the victim was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. Police later learned that the victim lived "a short distance" from where he was gunned down. Authorities are investigating if the gunmen were laying in wait. AdvertisementNo arrests were reported immediately following the deadly shooting.

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PHILADELPHIA - A young man was found shot to death inside a car Friday night in Philadelphia in what police called an "execution style killing." Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of South 57th Street just before 8:30 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Inspector D.F.
PHILADELPHIA - Police say a man has been taken into custody after a shootout in Southwest Philadelphia last month.On March 21, two men were seen engaged in a heated argument on the front porch of a home on the 2200 block of South 69th Street.One suspect backs away while shouting at another suspect, then both men reconvene on the steps with the hands in their pockets.Surveillance video captures the moment both suspects pull out handguns, open fire then retreat in opposite directions.Police say neither suspect, nor a bystander who can be seen in the video, were struck by gunfire. One of the suspects caught in the video has been arrested, according to police.

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