By Dan Wing
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A young man is shot dead in front of a West Philadelphia Fire Station Wednesday morning, the target of two gunmen as he walked out of his home.READ MORE: Garnet Valley Schools Superintendent Worries New Federal COVID-19 Testing Effort Could Disrupt Supplies
Philadelphia Police say this happened around 2 a.m. at 42nd and Viola Streets in Parkside.READ MORE: Islanders Hand Flyers 8th Straight Loss
The 22-year-old victim had just parked his car and ran in his house, as he came back out a few minutes Chief Inspector Scott Small tells Eyewitness News that two masked gunmen approached him.
“And just began firing shots at him from point blank range. The victim ran into the middle of the street. That’s where he collapsed, and the shooters stood over his body and fired shots while standing over his body.”MORE NEWS: 'This Turnout Is Amazing': Haddonfield Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Small says medics from that nearby firehouse pronounced the victim dead at the scene. He says there are no surveillance cameras in the area, but several witnesses are talking to police.