A man was shot and killed early today in Southwest Philadelphia, police said.

The victim, described as about 21-years-old, was hit several times in the body when gunfire erupted about 3 a.m. at 65th Street and Greenway Avenue in the Mount Moriah section, police said.

Medics pronounced him dead at the scene at 3:20 a.m., police said.

The investigation is in its early stages and police have not yet established a possible motive.

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