Police are investigating fatal shooting in East Mt.Airy

The victim of a fatal shooting in East Mt. Airy late Sunday night has been identified as Rhodphy Hakeem Rice III, age 32, of the unit block of East Hortter Street. The homicide occurred on the same block at 10:27 p.m.

Officer Tanya Little, spokeperson for the Philadelphia Police, confirmed that Rice was shot multiple times in the head and body while seated in his black Nissan Maxima. Rice was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:06 p.m.

Police have made no arrests and have not yet identified a motive for the crime.

The shooting death is the second in just over a month for the neighborhood. On July 27, multiple gunfire killed one and left another critically wounded two blocks away on East Sharpnack Street. An anti-gun violence demonstration was held in response to that shooting exactly one week ago Sunday.

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