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Man gunned down near West Philly basketball court

The fatal shooting happened about 11 p.m. near a basketball court at North Creighton Street and Westminster Avenue.

Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting near a basketball court in West Philly. Credit: Metro file photo Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting near a basketball court in West Philly.
Credit: Metro file photo

A 33-year-old man was shot and killed in West Philly late Monday.

The fatal shooting happened about 11 p.m. near a basketball court on the 500 block of West Creighton Street.

The victim, whom police are not identifying, was shot while he was seated on a bench near the court. Police reportedly found about a dozen shell casings at the scene.

The victim was taken by private car to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 11:17 p.m., police said. He had sustained multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

No arrests had been made in the case as of Tuesday morning.

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