PHILADELPHIA - Homicide detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting in North Philadelphia.
Investigators say the shooting happened around 1:52 a.m. on Tuesday on the 2300 block of North Opal Street.
According to police, 21-year-old Blake Z. Gulledge was shot in the back and transported to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:24 a.m.
The shooting is just one of many in a stretch of violent days in Philadelphia, including the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old on North 15th Street.
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