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Man Gunned Down In South Philadelphia Identified

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By Nicole Brewer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating a homicide that left a man dead in the Bella Vista section of South Philadelphia Tuesday morning.

Authorities say the shooting took place at about 5:50 a.m. near 12th and Bainbridge Streets. The victim, identified as 24-year-old Robert “Jay” McKee, was found in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to the head.

McKee was a First Team All-Public basketball player for Southern High School whose nickname was “Elevator Man” due to his jumping ability.

Police say at this time they do not have a motive, suspects or any witnesses.

Further details were not immediately available.

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