Four killed in series of weekend shootings in Philly

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At least four people were fatally shot over the weekend in Philadelphia, including a woman who was killed in a suspected murder-suicide Sunday afternoon.

Police said a man and a woman were found dead at around 12:45 p.m. inside a blue Lexus in the parking lot of a Target on the 4000 block of Monument Road, off City Avenue in West Philadelphia.

Investigators believe the man shot her at least once in the head before turning the gun on himself. Officers found a firearm at the scene.

Early Sunday morning, at around 1:45 a.m., a 29-year-old man was fatally shot in a third-floor bedroom of a property on the 1200 block of N. 28th Street in Brewerytown, authorities said.

Police arrested a suspect and found two guns at the scene, according to investigators.

A teenager was killed and another was seriously injured after someone opened fire at around 3:45 p.m. Saturday on the 1800 block of E. Cornwall Street in the Harrowgate neighborhood.

Authorities said an 18-year-old man died minutes after being shot in the chest, and the other victim, also an 18-year-old man, was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition with wounds to his lower back and abdomen.

In Southwest Philadelphia, a 32-year-old man was shot in the lower back at around 1 a.m. Saturday on the 6000 block of Regent Street, police said. He later died at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Two men were injured when shots were fired just after 2:15 p.m. Sunday on the 5900 block of Tabor Avenue in the Crescentville section of Northeast Philadelphia.

Police said a 25-year-old man who had been shot in the stomach went to Jeanes Hospital, and the other victim, a 21-year-old man, showed up to Temple University Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left foot. Both were listed in stable condition.

A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after being shot once in the shoulder just after 11:45 p.m. Saturday on the 1900 block of Albert Street in Kensington, authorities said. He is expected to survive.

Two women were wounded when gunfire erupted at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday inside a property on the 800 block of N. 46th Street in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia.

Police said a 20-year-old woman was shot in the right leg and right arm, and a 63-year-old woman was shot in the left calf. Both are expected to physically recover.

Early Saturday, just after 12:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man was shot seven times outside on the 500 block of E. Indiana Avenue in Kensington, investigators said.

He was later listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

In Holmesburg, a 61-year-old man was shot once in the back of the head at around 12:15 a.m. Saturday inside a house on the 3500 block of Meridian Street, police said.

Officers rushed him to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, and he is expected to survive.

In other news, two people died in a fiery crash Saturday Night in East Mount Airy, according to police.

The collision occurred at around 10:45 p.m. at the corner of Stenson Avenue and Johnson Street. Investigators said the victims’ car exploded after it was rear-ended by a speeding vehicle.

Authorities apprehended the driver of the other car.

A 2-year-old boy was found unharmed after he was inside a car that was stolen Saturday night in West Philadelphia.

The boy’s father told officers he double-parked his Jeep Cherokee at around 8 p.m. on the 200 N. Peach Street, and, while he was at the door of a house, a man jumped in his car and drove off.

Investigators said a passerby found the boy about a mile-and-a-half away near the corner of Thompson Street and Belmont Avenue. Police later spotted the car — running, but unoccupied — nearby on the 4700 block of Merion Avenue.

No arrests have been made.

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