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Philadelphia Police Are Investigating Three Murders In Six Hours


Philadelphia lived up to its hated “Killadelphia” nickname overnight, with police reporting three homicides within six hours.

In the first case, officer found a 24-year-old man shot multiple times in the torso just after 2 a.m. on Lansdowne Avenue near 56th Street in Overbrook, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said. Doctors declared him dead at 2:23 a.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police listed no suspects or motive.

Two hours later, a 21-year-old man died at Hahnemann University Hospital after he got shot three times in the chest, shoulder and arm about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Wylie Street near Ridge Avenue in Francisville, Little said.


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