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April 04, 2015

Police seek assistance after hit-and-run death in Fishtown

A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday night in a hit-and-run that took place along the 900 block of North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown. 

Police said the 24-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, stepped off the curb and started running east toward the Roxxy night club, reports. A car speeding north in the center lane then hit him and continued without stopping. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene when medics arrived shortly before 11:00 p.m. 

The vehicle in question is thought to be a dark shade. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Philadelphia Police