Man down


Three bullets resulted in a man’s death around the corner from his home early Wednesday.

Eric Whittaker, 24, of the 1900 block of South 21st Street,  was struck once each in the stomach, chest and face at 2:04 a.m. on the 2100 block of Mifflin Street, Officer Jill Russell of the Police Public Affairs Unit said. The man was pronounced dead 11 minutes later at the scene.

Police did not have any suspects or a motive at press time.

To report information, call Homicide at 215-686-3334 or visit

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.


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Jane Kiefer, a seasoned journalist with a rich background in digital media strategies, leads South Philly Review as its Editor-in-Chief. Originally hailing from Seattle, Jane combines her outsider perspective with a profound respect for South Philly's vibrant community, bringing fresh insights and innovative storytelling to the newspaper.