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Frankford Resident Killed During Attempted Robbery In West Philly

crime is reporting that John Hightower, 24, of Griscom Street near Adams was walking with two friends when they were approached by two men, one of which had a a sawed-off shotgun, at Redfield near Master in West Philly Saturday night.  The two men robbed the group of cash, cigarettes and a cell phone.  One of the bandits shot Hightower once in the face but left the other two alone.  He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:10 pm.