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Gunman enters crowded Philly home, kills man in living room and flees

The home contained 12 people, including four children, at the time of the shooting.

The 1800 block of Fillmore

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Police are searching for a man who walked into an unlocked Philadelphia home and shot a man in the head before fleeing on foot.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the 1800 block of Fillmore Street in Frankford, a gunman walked through the front door of a home and opened fire inside, hitting a visitor in the head, NBC reported. The victim, 30, was pronounced dead on the living room floor.

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Besides the victim, the home also contained 12 people, including four children, at the time of the shooting, ABC reported in a related article.


"We don't know a motive. However, the intersection of Tackawanna and Fillmore streets is known for street-level narcotic sales. So in addition to having numerous witnesses that were inside the house, we have numerous cameras right outside," Chief Inspector Scott Small said to ABC.

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The suspect, wearing a dark colored jacket, fled on foot, running east on Fillmore towards Tackawanna Street, according to ABC.