Man shot through door peephole in Philadelphia

A 29-year-old man was fatally shot after answering his door in Philadelphia.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   May 12, 2014 at 6:13 PM

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 (UPI) -- Philadelphia police said Monday that a 29-year-old man was shot in the face when he answered a knock at the door of a home in the East Germantown neighborhood.

The attack took place just before midnight on Sunday, when family members said the victim looked through a peephole on the side of the door.

The suspect fired two gunshots through the hole.

"The 29-year-old victim then looked through a peephole on the side of the door. When he was looking through this peephole at least two shots were fired," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said in a statement.

The victim died at the scene as the gunman fled. Police have no suspects.

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