Police identify man fatally shot inside West Philadelphia laundromat

Police have identified a man who was shot and killed inside a laundromat Thursday afternoon in West Philadelphia.

Authorities say 21-year-old Rymeek Martin was shot just before 4:30 p.m. inside Spin Cycle Coin Laundry on the 5600 block of Vine Street.

Responding officers found Martin lying in front of a vending machine with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. He was rushed to Penn-Presbyterian Hospital and pronounced dead just before 6 p.m.

Police say the suspected gunman is a young Black man dressed in a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and dark boots. The suspect was reportedly armed with a .40 caliber handgun.

Anyone with information on this fatal shooting is asked to contact police immediately.

Editor’s Note: Initial police reports stated the victim was approximately 16 years old.


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