Man, 24, shot multiple times and killed on Lawndale street, police say

A 24-year-old man was shot dead by an unknown gunman on a Lawndale street Sunday, police say. 

Authorities said Philadelphia Police 2nd District officers were called to the 6400 block of Lawndale Street early Sunday afternoon, about 12:30, on the report of a shooting.

Officers found the 24-year-old man, later identified as Taj Sledge, with several gunshot wounds to his torso when they arrived.

According to officials, Sledge lives on the street where he was found shot. 


Medics rushed him to Einstein Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

An active investigation is ongoing, but police say no weapons have been found and they do not have any suspects in custody.


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