Man gunned down on Poplar Street basketball court
Police are investigating a broad daylight shooting at a basketball court near Eighth and Poplar streets that left one man dead Sunday afternoon.
Investigators said the victim, 27, was on a court outside the East Poplar Recreation Center, located on the 800 block of North Eighth Street, shortly before 2 p.m. when he was shot twice in the chest.
The man staggered to Eighth and Poplar streets and collapsed.
Medics rushed the victim to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he died around 2:05 p.m.
No weapon was recovered, and no arrests have yet been made.
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