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August 27, 2015

Man found dead in North Philadelphia apartment

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a North Philadelphia apartment early Thursday morning, CBSPhilly reports.

Two friends of the victim called 911 when they discovered the man around 1 a.m., lying on the floor inside a third-floor apartment near 15th and Poplar streets, according to police.

He was pronounced dead about 15 minutes later from gunshot wounds.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said the case is being treated as a homicide.

"Homicide detectives are processing the scene, they’re knocking on doors in the apartment looking for any additional witnesses," Small told CBSPhilly. "We're also knocking on doors in the neighborhood to see if anyone has recently heard from this 24-year-old male who reportedly lives inside of the apartment."

One shell casing was found near the body from a semi-automatic gun, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation.