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May 27, 2023

Man fatally shot sitting in car in North Philly, police say

The shooting happened the 600 block of Cambria Street, at around 12:50 a.m

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Fairhill shooting Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

A man was fatally shot sitting in a car in the Fairhill section of Philadelphia on Saturday morning. Police officers responded to a shooting along the 600 block of Cambria Street shortly before 1:00 a.m.

A man sitting in a car in North Philadelphia died after he was shot multiple times Saturday morning, police said.

According to multiple media reports, officers responded to reports of a shooting shortly before 1:00 a.m. on the 600 block of Cambria Street in the Fairhill section of the city. 

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The man was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at around 3:19 a.m., NBC10 reported

Another man was also shot nearby on Cambria Street; however, police could not confirm whether the shooting was related, NBC10 said.

There have been at least 165 homicides in Philadelphia so far in 2023; that number is 15% lower than at the same time last year, according to police data.

Data from the Controller's Office shows at least 703 people have been shot this year.