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Police seek help in March murder

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s help with information about a homicide that took place on the 6100 block of Algon Ave. on Monday, March 13.

Officers responded at 12:06 p.m. to a radio call for a person with a gun, with reports of a male gunshot victim down on the highway. Upon arrival, officers located 15-year-old Neko Rivera suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, arms and legs.

The victim was immediately transported to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:41 p.m.

The motive is unknown.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334, call or text the PPD tipline at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip via the phillypolice.com website. There is a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. 

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