A man was found shot to death in West Philadelphia on Christmas night, police said.

The body of Shawn McKnight, 35, was found between a car and a cherry-picker truck in the 400 block of North 60th Street near Haverford Avenue last night. He had been shot multiple times in the chest.

McKnight was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead just after 8 p.m., police said.

Police believe that McKnight may have been a victim of an attempted robbery turned deadly.

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