Photos from the scene: Mother and son found shot to death Sunday in Philadelphia’s Crescentville section

Stevens Street Homicide

Neighbors gather and embrace as police investigate after a mother and son were found shot to death Sunday in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Stevens Street HomicideAccording to police, the victims were found just after 3 p.m. inside their home on the 300 block of Stevens Street.

Each had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and both were pronounced dead by medics at the scene.

Update: Police have now identified the victims as 49-year-old Donna Muller and her son, 22-year-old Richard Muller.

Slideshow: Police investigate Crescentville murder scene. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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Shell casings from a semiautomatic gun were recovered, but not the gun, according to the Philadelphia Daily NewsThe Philadelphia Inquirer reported that police had yet to develop suspects or a motive, but that it did not appear as if the house had been ransacked or robbed.

CBS3 reported that one of the bodies was found in an upstairs bedroom, and the other was discovered just outside in the hallway. No arrests have been made, according to an Associated Press report published by Fox29. According to 6ABC, a $20,000 reward is offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in any homicide in the City of Philadelphia.

Another woman was shot to death, and a teen and an elderly woman were wounded in separate shooting incidents Sunday in Philadelphia. Check in later for a complete report.

The latest victims bring total Philadelphia shooting deaths this month to 20, already four more than those killed in the entire month of December, and twice as many killed than by this date last year.

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