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August 08, 2016

VIDEO: Fatal shooting recorded by spectator at Southwest Philly street race

More than 20 shots were fired, several striking a 39-year-old man from Tacony in the head

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This screen capture shows the 6600 block of Essington Avenue in Southwest Philly. A man was shot and killed as he stood at the BP gas station during a street race early Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016

Video recorded then posted online captured audio of about 20 gunshots being being fired during a street race in Southwest Philly early Sunday morning.

A 39-year-old man from the city's Tacony neighborhood was shot multiple times in the head during the incident and died. identified the victim as Robert Ostiguin, and in the video posted to YouTube by user Philly StreetRace Team, he is called by the nickname "Mexican Rob."

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The incident occured about 1:49 a.m. and police said Ostiguin was pronounced dead at the scene. reported the victim was standing near a motorcycle parked at the BP gas station, seen in the video below, on the 6600 block of Essington Avenue.

In the recording, the gunshots are heard seconds after two cars in a street race pass the cameraman. Then members of the crowd watching the race along the side of Essington Avenue start running for cover.

Be warned the following video contains explicit language and graphic audio of the shooting that some may find disturbing.