Robbery turns deadly in Tioga

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Police are looking for the killer who gunned down a man in Tioga.

Philadelphia Police are looking for the gunman who shot to death a man late Monday night on a Tioga street.

Philadelphia police are investigating a robbery that ended in death in Tioga.

It happened at 11:15 p.m. Monday night at the intersection of Rising Sun Avenue and North Hutchinson Street.

Police say two men, a 16-year-old and a 23-year-old, were standing on the sidewalk when they were approached by two armed men.

The suspects accosted the victims, brandished a gun and demanded money. One of the suspects, believed to be 19 or 20 years old, then shot the 23-year-old victim in the abdomen.

Both suspects fled the scene in a dark colored pickup truck.

A witness to the shooting drove the victim to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:34 a.m.

Philadelphia homicide detectives are investigating the case.

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