Police are investigating incidents which have left six suspicious deaths and four people wounded by gunfire this weekend Philadelphia. Two teens, one woman and a Temple University students are among the known victims.
According to investigators, police were called to a home on West Somerset Street near 26th Street around 3 p.m. for reports of a shooting and found a 40-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman in the basement, each suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Investigators said they believed the incident was a murder-suicide.
As police were investigating a large crowd of family members and friends gathered nearby and a fight broke out, which led police to detain several people as they dispersed the crowd. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek:
Two bodies were discovered inside a burning car early Saturday morning on Trenton Avenue near Orthodox Street in the East Frankford section of the city. According to a report from CBS3, homicide detectives have taken over the case.
Another man was found dead inside a vehicle on Mansfield Avenue near East Upsal Street in East Mount Airy early Saturday. Police are calling that death suspicious, according to a report from 6ABC.
In the most recent incidents, three more men were shot Saturday night and early Sunday: Medics rushed a 26-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after he was shot in the arm at about 9 p.m. Saturday on West Queen Lane near Morris Street in Germantown.
Two men were wounded — including a Temple University student who was struck by a stray bullet — when a gun battle broke out just before 2 a.m. Sunday on Cecil B. Moore Avenue near 16th Street in North Philadelphia. Temple University reported via Twitter that the wounded student was being released form the hospital just after 3 a.m.
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