Police: 19-year-old gunned down in North Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left a man dead. 

According to authorities, the shooting took place on Wednesday at 10:40 p.m. on the 4900 block of Olive Street in the North Philadelphia section of the city. 

Officials say a 19-year-old, later identified as Tahmir Hightower, was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center after being shot multiple times in the upper body. 


Police say he was pronounced dead at the hospital at 12:08 a.m. 

The investigation is active and ongoing.