Overnight shootings in Kensington kill three

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Three men were fatally shot in separate incidents Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in the Kensington area.

Authorities said a 22-year-old man died minutes after being shot in the head just before 3 a.m. on the 300 block of E. Tusculum Street.

Earlier, at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, someone shot a 36-year-old man several times in the back on the 2000 block of E. Tioga Street in the Harrowgate neighborhood, police said. He died at the scene.

And a 25-year-old man was fatally shot just after 9:45 p.m. Tuesday inside a store on the 3000 block of Kensington Avenue, investigators said.

So far this year, 463 people have been killed in Philadelphia, up about 11% compared to this point in 2020, according to police data.

Four other people were also wounded in recent shootings.

A 47-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen and back just before 1:45 p.m. Wednesday inside a grocery store on the 4700 block of Frankford Avenue in Frankford, authorities said.

Gunmen shot a man and a woman during a robbery just before 2:45 a.m. Wednesday on the 2200 block of S. 23rd Street in South Philadelphia.

A 52-year-old man was getting into his car when he was blocked by five armed men who had jumped out of a black Dodge Durango, investigators said. They took his watch, cellphone and keys, according to police.

The robbers entered his home, but it is unclear if anything was taken, authorities said. A preliminary investigation indicates they came back a short time later and opened fire when the victims attempted to keep the door closed.

The man was shot in the hip and buttocks, and a 47-year-old woman was struck in the left arm and breast, according to police. Both were later listed in stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

In North Philadelphia, a 20-year-old man was shot once in the leg at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 500 block of W. Sedgley Avenue, authorities said. His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Police reported no arrests in the immediate aftermath of any of the shootings.

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