A Fairhill man died late Friday after clinging to life for two days following a vicious attack, police said today.

Alberto Hernandez, 25, of 2nd Street near Huntingdon, was shot once in the right cheek on Magee Avenue near Loretto in Castor just after 11 p.m. Wednesday, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said.

Hernandez's family told Chief Inspector Scott Small, who responded to the scene, that he was walking home from buying cigarettes at a corner store when he was attacked.

Small said ballistic evidence from the scene indicated that a single shot was fired from close range.

Hernandez was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale campus, where he later died.

No information on a motive or suspect is available, Little said.