2 killed in overnight shootings


Gunfire left two men dead in separate shootings Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

Officers were called at around 10:30 p.m. to the 100 block of S. Cecil Street in West Philadelphia, where they found a 29-year-old man with two gunshot wounds to his head inside a sedan, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier, at around 8:15 p.m., someone shot a 32-year-old man five times in his head and three times in his abdomen on the 100 block of E. Indiana Avenue in Kensington, according to authorities. He died a short time later at Temple University Hospital.

Police did not publicly identify the victims of the shootings, and no one was immediately apprehended in either case.

Overall homicide numbers have been trending downward this year. Through Tuesday, 98 people had been killed in Philadelphia, a 10% decrease from this point last year and in 2021, according to police department data.