Police are still trying to piece together the last moments before a Frankford barber was gunned down Monday night outside the shop where he worked, Homicide Capt. James Clark said yesterday.

Monday night's incident began when investigators responded to the Mighty Sharp Barber Shop, on Glenloch Street near Bridge, shortly before 11 p.m. and found Edward Rembert, 34, shot multiple times, Clark said.

Rembert, of Large Street near Bustleton Avenue, was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital where he died shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday, Clark said.

At the time of the shooting, the barbershop was closed to customers but Rembert was there socializing with several people, Clark said.

"There was some type of altercation between him and other individuals and then he was shot," Clark said.

He declined to elaborate on the nature of the altercation, citing the ongoing investigation.

"We are still in the process of interviewing several people that were on the scene," Clark said.

Clark said that Rembert had prior contacts with police but didn't connect his criminal past to his death.

Court records show that Rembert pleaded guilty to robbery in 1994 and was sentenced to seven to 20 years in prison.