Police: Man, 21, gunned down viewing illegal street racing event with 1,000 people in Port Richmond

Philadelphia police say a man was gunned down late Saturday night viewing an illegal street racing event in Port Richmond with a crowd of about 1,000 people.

Officers from the city's 24th district were called to the 3800 block of Aramingo Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. and found a 21-year-old man, identified as Angel Rodriguez, shot several times in the head, according to investigators. 

Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical responders. 

Investigators said a crowd of about 1,000 people gathered along a two-block stretch of Aramingo Avenue for an illegal street racing event that included loud music and fireworks. 

According to police, Rodriguez was sitting on a green motorcycle when someone shot him multiple times in the head. Police said the green bike did not belong to him and was not there when officers arrived. 

Police said the shooter was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a face mask when he fled the shooting on a dirt bike. 



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