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College Student Killed During Attempted Robbery Near Temple University

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ---- Philadelphia and Temple University police are searching for a man who shot and killed a college student Monday evening.

According to sources, the victim, a 23-year-old Penn State Abington graduate student, was on the 2200 block of North Camac Street when he was approached by a man who attempted to steal his motorcycle.

The victim was identified by friends as Mohan Varghese.

Police say Varghese was visiting his girlfriend, a Temple student, at her off-campus residence when he was shot in the face and chest. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 5:45 p.m.

Valerie Levesque reports...

Mohan's girlfriend told Eyewitness News that his car had been stolen in the neighborhood previously and he was trying to be protective of his new motorcycle.

Police are looking for a bald black male, believed to be about 5 foot 8 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and is said to have fled eastbound on Susquehanna Avenue from Camac Street.

Anyone with information about the suspect's whereabouts is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department by calling 9-1-1.

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