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Allentown police investigating first homicide of the year

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:22:58 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 21 2013 07:27:21 AM EST

Homicide investigation in Allentown


Allentown police are investigating the city's first homicide this year.

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed around 2 a.m. Saturday at North Penn and Tilghman streets, police said.

The name of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, will be released upon positive identification and notification of next of kin, the Lehigh County coroner's office said Saturday morning.


An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning.

Police said the investigation is in its initial phases. At this point, authorities have yet to say if any suspects have been identified.  Police said detectives are actively investigating the incident.