Man, 50, shot and killed near his Kingsessing home

A 50-year-old man died on a sidewalk very near his home overnight in Kingsessing.

Officials say the victim was found on the sidewalk just next door to his home. Fourteen spent shell casings were also found within inches and feet from the victim.

Police responded to numerous 911 calls about reporting an argument followed by gunshots on the 5400 block of South Yewdall Street.


Police found the man unresponsive on the sidewalk, when they arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man had a gunshot wound to the chest, according to officals. 

Authorities went on to say investigators spotted a blood trail and followed that blood trail five blocks, indicating it ended in an alley on the 5500 block of Ludlow Street.

Philadelphia police investigate a homicide on South Yewdall Street.

Officials say there may be a second gunshot victim.

There is no description of a shooter or shooters, according to investigators. They are hoping home surveillance cameras might provide clues as to the identity of a shooter or shooters.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Tips can be submitted by calling 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847). Tips can also be submitted anonymously online. All tips are confidential.

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