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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The search is on for the gunman who shot and killed a 38-year-old man in Southwest Philadelphia overnight.

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The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday on the 1600 block of South 52nd Street.

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Police tell Eyewitness News the victim was shot three times in the back and died at the scene.

There is no word yet on what led to the shooting.