By Dan Wing
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are investigating an overnight murder in Cobbs Creek in which an unidentified man was shot several times at close range.READ MORE: Fight Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia Ends With 1 Person Dead, Victim's Father And Friend Hospitalized
Police say medics were called to the area of 55th and Sansom Streets a little before midnight to transport a man seen bleeding from his head to an area hospital.
But once on scene, medics discovered the victim had been shot four times, and as Chief Inspector Scott Small tells CBS 3 Eyewitness News, those shots were fired at point blank range.READ MORE: Lost Bet Leads To Eagles' Jason Kelce Going Bleach Blonde Like Zach Ertz
“The shell casings are actually in the crime scene. So it’s an indication that shooter fired off six shots from very, very close range. This appears it was sort of an execution-type shooting.”
Small says the victim, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead around 12:30 a.m.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Set To Expand Funding For Pre-K Education, Gov. Phil Murphy Announces
Small says homicide investigators are still trying to find a motive in the shooting, and that they’re hoping surveillance cameras in the area can help identify a suspect.