Police investigate and neighbors look on after three men were found shot to death Thursday in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to investigators, police officers were responding to a report of someone screaming and found three men with head wounds inside a home on Martins Mill Road near Oxford Avenue. Medics pronounced all three victims dead on location.
Police described the incident as an apparent execution-style slaying, according to an Associated Press report published by Fox29. The Philadelphia Daily News reported that two of the men were found bound, lying on the first floor, and the third was found lying in a bedroom on the second floor.
As we reported yesterday, we tracked 74 shooting incidents which left 22 people dead and 68 wounded across Philadelphia in January. In December, we tracked we tracked 82 shootings incidents which left 16 dead and 79 wounded, up from nine dead and 67 wounded in November.
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