PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was a violent Saturday morning for the city of Philadelphia as police investigate four separate shootings that ended in homicides.
Just before 7 a.m., a man in his 50s was found on the 100 block of Herman Street in East Germantown with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead on the spot by doctors.
Then around 9 a.m., a man in his 30s was shot in the neck near the intersection of North Cleveland and West Cumberland Streets in North Philadelphia. Police took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead ten minutes later.
More violence occurred around 9:30 a.m., when police were called to the same area of East Germantown as an earlier homicide. The shooting occurred on the 100 block of East Pastorius Street, where police found a woman in her 40s unconscious on her living room floor with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene.
Police believe the shootings in East Germantown – Herman Street and East Pastorius Street – may be related.
Several hours later, around noon, a fourth person was found shot multiple times on the 7300 block of North 19th Street in West Oak Lane. The man in his 20s was taken to Jefferson Einstein Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police found no arrests or weapons in any of the shootings. The investigation is being conducted by the homicide department.
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