The city recorded its 140th homicide of the year last night in the Parkside section of West Philadelphia, police said.
A 50-year-old man was shot twice in the chest around 9:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of Harlan Street, police said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead on arrival last night at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Police had no one in custody late last night and did not have a motive for the killing. - Diane Mastrull