Philadelphia Police Investigate First Murder of 2022 in North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first murder of the new year in Philadelphia is under investigation by police after a man was fatally shot in North Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.

The incident took place at approximately 8:21 a.m. on the 1200 block of W. Harold Street. First responders discovered a 35-year-old man lying in the roadway, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m.

As of now, no weapons have been found, and no arrests have been made. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that they are actively investigating the situation.

The victim’s identity has not been released, and the motive for the shooting remains unknown. The community is left shocked and saddened by the violent start to the new year, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward to help bring closure to the victim’s family and justice to the community.

This tragic event marks the first homicide of the year in Philadelphia, and law enforcement is committed to solving this case and bringing the perpetrator to justice. Any information from the public is crucial in helping the authorities with their investigation.