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Man gunned down on Poplar Street basketball court

Police said a man, 27, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon on a basketball court near the East Poplar Recreation Center.

The shooting happened on a basketball court outside the East Poplar Recreation Center. Credit: Metro file photo The shooting happened on a basketball court outside the East Poplar Recreation Center. Credit: Metro file photo

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.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.

 
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