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Bloody Easter night in West Philly

Easter night has been a violent one in West Philadelphia.

Bloody Easter night in West Philly

Easter night has been a violent one in West Philadelphia.

A 19-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot three times in the back after four unknown gunman opened fire on Ogden Street near 50th around 8:20 p.m.

He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania by police. Police reported no arrests or motive.

Earlier Sunday night, an 18-year-old man was killed after being shot twice in the torso on his porch on 55th Street near Thompson in West Philadelphia.

Police say the incident began when two men walked up to the home and knocked on the door. The victim’s father opened the door and the two men asked if his son was home.

Police say when the son came to the door and stepped out, the two men opened fire, shooting him twice. He was transported by police to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead at 6:01p.m. Police reported no arrests or motive.

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