Two fatal shootings among overnight gun violence reports in Philadelphia

Police investigators gather at the scene the scene after a man was found shot to death in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia overnight. Photos by Joe Kaczmarek. joekaczmarek.blogspot.com

According to philly.com: Police were called to Rugby and Upsal streets for a report of a man shot shortly after 2 a.m. and found the victim lying on the sidewalk bleeding from a gunshot wound to the face, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at the scene just before 2:30 a.m.

A 6ABC video report adds: There is no word at this time on who may have shot the male or why. However, police are looking for two males seen fleeing the scene in a gold vehicle.

In a separate incident, Philadelphia police are investigating the death of a man found shot in the chest and abdomen around 4:00 a.m. to the 2200 block of W Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia, according to 6ABC. The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital where he later died.

According to Philly.com, the 63-year-old man ‘s name was not released, but neighbors said he sold newspapers on the street in the neighborhood. Investigators have not yet disclosed if they have established a possible motive or identified a possible suspect.

In Kensignton, gunman tied up a couple and assaulted their son during a home invasion and robbery on the 100 block of Wishart Street around 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to NBC10.

An earlier 6ABC report covered a double shooting in Germantown Sunday evening. Officers responded to Wayne Avenue and Manheim Street around 7:30 p.m., and found a 21-year-old man shot in the left side and a 19-year-old man was struck once in the thigh and twice in the buttocks. Both men were reported in guarded condition at Temple University Hospital.

 

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