Murder-suicide and wounded student punctuate violent weekend in Philadelphia

Somerset Street Murder SuicideLoved ones react at the scene after two people were found shot to death Saturday afternoon in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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.

Police remove a body from the scene on West Somerset Street. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police remove a body from the scene on West Somerset Street. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

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:

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CBS3, 6ABCNBC10 and Fox29 also have reports from the Somerset Street incident.

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.

One of the shooters also suffered a leg wound: 6ABC, NBC10 and Philly.com have reports.

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