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Police Investigating Shooting Death Of Man In Lawncrest

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By Steve Beck, Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.

The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. in the 400 block of Sentner Street in the city’s Lawncrest section.

According to investigators, when police arrived, they found a 34-year-old face down in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The unidentified male was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities say they found a gun underneath the victim. In addition, detectives found three shell casings at the scene.

Police are investigating whether robbery was a motive in the deadly shooting.

So far, no arrests have been made.

The incident remains under police investigation.

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