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Man, 22, killed in South Philadelphia robbery

The fatal shooting happened in South Philadelphia, at South Eighth and Watkins streets, about 4:30 a.m. this morning.

Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting during a robbery at Eighth and Watkins streets. Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting during a robbery at Eighth and Watkins streets.

Philadelphia police are investigating the shooting death of a man during a robbery in which a backpack was stolen.

The fatal shooting happened in South Philadelphia, at South Eighth and Watkins streets, about 4:30 this morning, 6ABC Action News reports.

The suspect approached the victim and his friend on a bike, demanding the black backpack as he declared a robbery. The suspect fired a gun several times during a struggle for the backpack, according to the report.

The 22-year-old victim was shot in his back. He died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

The robber ran east on Watkins Street, abandoning the bike.

Police described the suspect as a black male, 5 feet 3 inches tall. He was wearing a charcoal gray hoodie and black pants.

 
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