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Man Struck By Car, Then Shot Dead In Northeast Philadelphia

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By Syma Chowhdry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for a suspect who ran down a man and then shot and killed him in Northeast Philadelphia.

Police say it was around 8:45 p.m. Saturday when a man in his 30’s was struck by a dark colored vehicle in the 4700 block of Ramona Avenue in the city’s Lawncrest section.

Investigators say the car stopped briefly while someone in the vehicle got out and shot the victim multiple times in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The striking vehicle sped away and was found by police several blocks away, engulfed in flames.

Police are looking for the gunman who may have burns from the fire and the weapon used in the shooting.

Authorities have have not released the name of the victim.

Police continue to investigate.

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