2 more killed after violent night leaves 2 dead, 7 wounded
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say two more people have been gunned down in Philadelphia after a violent night that left two others dead and critically injured more people.
A police spokeswoman says an unidentified man and woman were pronounced dead after a shooting just after 1:30 p.m. in north Philadelphia near Temple University. A 35-year-old man taken to Temple Medical Center in extremely critical condition was “also being held as a prisoner.”
Earlier, police said a 27-year-old man died after being shot “multiple times in the head” shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday in west Philadelphia. A 36-year-old man was critically injured. In north Philadelphia shortly before midnight, a 35-year-old man was killed. Other shootings critically injured three other people.
Police list 339 homicides as of Dec. 20, a 12-percent increase over last year.