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Memorial grows for man shot dead in Allentown

Police investigate homicide at 10th & Chestnut

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Police are looking for answers in a deadly shooting in Allentown.

Police were called to the area of 10th and Chestnut streets around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday night.

There they found Carlos Richiez, 19, with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead around 10:15 p.m.

His death has been ruled a homicide. It's the city's 14th homicide in 2017.

Neighbors say they heard gun shots.

"I went downstairs and ran down the street and the victim was laying on the corner. There was a lot of blood around I was standing almost next to him and there were officers all around, there was a car accident right there in that alley," said neighbor Kita O'Neal.

Police spent most of the night and morning investigating. They also towed a car away from the scene.

"It's not the kind of thing that happens up here. and this is really surprising to me where this happened in this part of town," O'Neal said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Allentown police at 610-437-7721.

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