Philadelphia murder: Security guard found shot dead inside Overbrook home

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A security guard was found shot and killed inside his Philadelphia home, police say.

Police received a report just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday of a man possibly fatally shot along the 900 block of North 68th Street in the Overbrook section of the city.

Arriving officers knocked on the door and saw a fresh bullet hole in the front living room window, so they kicked down the door to get in.

Officers found the 48-year-old victim in the living room with a gunshot wound to the face. Doctors pronounced him dead at the scene.

Investigators also said the victim may have been dead for several hours or even days.

They found other bullet holes inside the house, but no evidence that the house had been ransacked.

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The police are trying to gather more evidence about the crime and the victim.

“We found him wearing a security guard uniform, from jacket to shirt to pants, and he also had other security guard uniforms and jackets hanging inside. property has hooks,” Chief Inspector of Police Scott Small said.

So far this year, when it comes to crime in Philadelphia, the areas with the most shootings are Frankford, Kensington, North Philadelphia and Strawberry Mansion, according to city data and data journalism team 6abc.


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