Police have identified an apparent homicide victim found Sunday night in a vacant house in West Philadelphia.

Curtis Butts, 45, lived in the 6400 block of Race Street, less than a mile from the scene of the discovery in the unit block of South Salford Street.

Death was pronounced at the scene at about 7:30 p.m., police said.

He had been shot in the chest and the right knee.

When the shooting took place was under investigation, but the body had not decomposed, police said this morning.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or -3335, or the Police Department's anonymous tip line: 215-686-8477 (215-686-TIPS).

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.