3 killed in Southwest Philly shootings

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Three people were killed in a pair of shootings over the weekend in Southwest Philadelphia, and several others were wounded by gunfire Saturday and Sunday across the city.

Authorities said two men were pronounced dead just before 1:15 a.m. Sunday inside a home on the 5700 block of Belmar Street in the Kingsessing neighborhood.

One of the victims, described as around 25 years old, had wounds to his chest, leg and head, and the other man, around 30 years old, had been shot multiple times in the chest and head, according to investigators.

In Eastwick, at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a man in his late 20s or early 30s was fatally shot on the 8100 block of Grovers Avenue, police said. He died at the scene.

No arrests were made in the immediate aftermath of the killings.

A 27-year-old man was shot once in the right thigh just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of W. Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia, authorities said. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center and is expected to physically recover.

Officers rushed a 42-year-old man to the hospital after he was shot once in the back of the head at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday on the 200 block of N. Wanamaker Street in West Philadelphia, police said. He was listed in critical condition.

Investigators recovered a gun at the scene, but no one has been apprehended.

About 15 minutes earlier, also in West Philadelphia, a man was shot in the stomach and back outside on the 1500 block of N. 52nd Street.

The victim, who authorities said is between 25 and 30 years old, was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in critical condition.

On Saturday night, a 37-year-old man was stabbed in the torso just before 10 p.m. near the corner of 23rd and Mifflin streets in South Philadelphia, police said. He was taken to Jefferson University Hospital and placed in stable condition.

In the Hunting Park neighborhood, someone shot a 42-year-old man in the left hand at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday on the 900 block of W. Cayuga Street, authorities said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

A group of armed men broke into a home in Northeast Philadelphia early Saturday and took an estimated $28,000 and a car, according to investigators.

The home invasion robbery occurred at around 2:30 a.m. on the 6900 block of Horrocks Street in the Castor Gardens section. Two of the four assailants were armed, and they assaulted a 41-year-old man inside the home.

Police said the group seized $10,000 in coins, $8,000 in cash, $10,000 in checks and the keys to a white Toyota.

Earlier, at around 2 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the right leg on the 6200 block of Crittenden Street in East Germantown. Authorities said he was transported to Einstein Medical Center and is expected to physically recover.

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