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Man dies in shooting outside Philly peace concert

August 14, 2014



PHILADELPHIA (AP) Authorities say a man was shot and killed outside a Philadelphia concert being held to promote peace and stem violence in the city.

Police said the gunfire happened at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Dell Music Center in the city's Fairmount Park.

Officials said the 20-year-old man was arriving at the "Philly Support Philly: Peace on the Streets" concert when he got into an argument with someone in the parking lot.

Police said the shooter opened fire, striking the victim twice. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where authorities said he was pronounced dead at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday.

No arrests have been made. Police say they are checking surveillance video.

The concert featuring rap music was attended by about 600 people. No other injuries were reported.


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Source: Associated Press


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