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Man shot multiple times near ex’s home, Philadelphia police say – NBC10 Philadelphia

A man was fighting for his life after being shot near his ex-girlfriend’s home in Philadelphia’s East Germantown neighborhood early Thursday, Philadelphia police said.

Police rushed to the intersection of Wister Street and Church Lane around 1:30 a.m. on May 23, 2024, after receiving several 911 calls about a shooting, said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

“When police arrived at the scene, they found a 33-year-old man lying on the sidewalk,” Small said. “They shot him several times in the chest and torso, bleeding profusely. He was unresponsive.”

Officers took the man to the hospital, Small said. The man remained in “very critical” condition and never regained consciousness.

Investigators found evidence that at least six shots were fired at close range at the man, Small said.

There was no immediate motive for the shooting.

“However, the preliminary information is that this 33-year-old man, where we found him shot, is right in front of his ex-girlfriend’s house, where we believe he occasionally stayed at this location,” Small said.

Investigators did not know how the shooting could be related to anyone in the home, Small said.

Police hoped surveillance cameras could help them figure out exactly what happened, Small said.