Southwest Philly shooting leaves one dead, another in custody

Courtesy of NBC 10

A man was killed in Southwest Philadelphia after being shot five times in the face at point blank range, police said.

The incident happend on the 7800 block of Centaur Place at 2:30 a.m., where police responding to a call about a shooting found the victim dead in the street.

Philadelphia Police Capt. Nicholaus Brown told NBC10 that one man was taken into custody after a brief search. Witnesses at the scene identified him as one of the attackers, and he had a gun on him when police grabbed him.

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K-9 units were searching for a second suspect, the station reported.

The victim was not identified, police said, but he was in his 20’s.

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