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Man gunned down on West Philadelphia street

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Man gunned down on West Philadelphia street

A man was gunned down in West Philadelphia Wednesday morning, and now police are looking for the gunman.

It was around 10:30 a.m. when shots rang out in the area of 55th Street and Westminster Avenue.

The victim, a man in his 30's, was shot in the chest. Paramedics rushed him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead.

There is no word on a motive at this time.

Witnesses say they saw a tan van fleeing the scene southbound on 55th Street, then eastbound on Penns Grove.

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