Gunman opens fire at memorial site, killing man, wounding 3

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a small crowd gathered at a memorial site for a shooting victim in Philadelphia, killing one man and wounding three others.
The shooting occurred around 4:15 p.m, as some crowd members were painting a mural on the side of a corner store and others were putting down candles and stuffed animals, authorities said. The group of roughly 10 people had gathered there to honor a person who was shot and killed at the site last fall.
The gunman approached the group and fired several shots at close range before fleeing on foot, authorities said. He remained at large.
A 20-year-old man who was shot multiple times in his chest, torso and abdomen was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.
Two other men — ages 23 and 29 — were both shot in the chest, while a 19-year-old man was shot in the arm. All three remain hospitalized, and their names and further details on their injuries were not disclosed.
A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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