4 slain in 24 hours in Philly

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Philadelphia police crime scene investigators at a shooting scene.

Four people were killed in a violent 24-hour period in Philadelphia.

The deadly incidents – three shootings and a stabbing – occurred across the city and there were no apparent connections among the killings.

At least four other people were shot and wounded during that period.

No arrests were made in any of the slayings.

The homicides that happened from early Tuesday through early Wednesday morning in Philadelphia included:

  • A 48-year-old man was found shot dead on the 900 block of South 58th Street in West Philadelphia just after 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, police said. He had suffered a gunshot wound to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:22 a.m.
  • A 23-year-old man, identified Wednesday as Benjamin Drains, was shot in a driveway on the 200 block of West Widener Street in Olney shortly before 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Drains, who had been shot several times in his torso, was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he died at 10:33 p.m., police said.
  • One man was killed and two others were wounded in an East Germantown shooting about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. Jeffery Jordan, 37, died at Einstein after suffering a gunshot wound to his chest on the 5500 block of Heiskell Street. A 28-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to her right leg and was in stable condition. The third victim, a 26-year-old man, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being shot twice in his back, police said.
  • A 25-year-old woman was stabbed twice in her chest and once in her stomach on a Kensington street at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday and later died at Aria Health’s Torresdale campus.

In yet more separate violent incidents during that period, a Kensington homeowner shot and wounded a man who was breaking into his home on the 2000 block of Albright Street on Tuesday afternoon and a man who was shot in his head on the 2700 block of Dover Street in North Philadelphia shortly before 12:15 a.m. Wednesday was listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital.