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Police identify West Philadelphia homicide victim

Police have identified a man shot and killed near 55th and Christian streets in West Philadelphia as Amefika Nettles, 40.

homicide File photo.
Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro

Police on Sunday identified a man shot and killed in West Philadelphia Friday morning as Amefika Nettles, 40, of the 5400 block of Christian Street.

Investigators said Nettles was around 5:45 a.m. shot three times each in the back and arm on the 700 block of South 55th Street near Christian Street.

A medic rushed the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he died around 8:45 a.m.

No arrests had yet been made Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 3335, 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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