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Police: Man shot while answering ad

on June 23, 2013 2:20 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man apparently answering an advertisement on a social media site for sale of an all-terrain vehicle was shot and killed in north Philadelphia.

A police spokeswoman said initial information indicates that the 27-year-old New Jersey man and two other people were in West Oak Lane on Friday night answering a Craigslist ad for an ATV.

Witnesses said the victim talked with a man who told him to walk around to look at the four-wheeler, and they lost sight of him down the street — then heard two gunshots shortly afterward.

Officers found the victim on the street with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the left side of his face, and emergency responders pronounced him dead at 11:23 p.m. Friday. No arrests have been reported.

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