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Man's body found in entrance to North Philadelphia speakeasy

Police said the body of a 33-year-old man was found inside the entrance to a speakeasy on the 3300 block of North 5th Street in North Philadelphia.

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Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro

Police are investigating the discovery Sunday afternoonof a man's body inside the entrance to a speakeasy in North Philadelphia.

Investigators said the victim, a 33-year-old Hispanic man, was shortly after 2 p.m.found lying in the entryway to a speakeasy on the 3300 block of North 5th Street near Westmoreland Street.

The man had suffered numerous wounds to the chest and back and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police were unsure Sunday afternoon whether the victim had been stabbed or shot to death.

No weapon was recovered, and no arrests had 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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