PHILADELPHIA - A man is dead after being shot and killed while walking his dog in Kensington, according to police.
Authorities say the incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Officers with the 24th District responded to numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots and a "person with a gun" at Frankford Avenue and E Atlantic Street, police say.
According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, when police and medical personnel arrived at the scene, they found a large crowd and a man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body.
Medics transported him to Temple Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m., per authorities.
The victim was later identified as 23-year-old Markeem McLeod from Pacific Street.
Police say when McLeod was found, he was still holding on to a leash with his dog attached.
"We're getting information from witnesses that this victim was walking a dog when two males approached him, firing multiple shots," Small said. "We know at least 36 shots were fired."
Authorities say dozens of shots were fired from two separate caliber semiautomatic weapons.
According to investigators, the suspects fled in a red car that was last seen on the 3500 block of Frankford Avenue.
Small says it is clear McLeod was targeted due to the fact that he was shot so many times.
A bullet from the shooting went through the window of a private residence, but police say no one was injured.
Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in Kensington while walking his dog.