Cops identify man slain in weekend shooting in Overbrook

Police have identified a man killed this weekend who was one of nine shooting victims in a violent 24-hour period in Philadelphia.

Slain on Jefferson Street near 60th in Overbrook around 10 p.m. Saturday was 29-year-old William Ware, who lived on Paxon Street near Westminster Avenue in West Philadelphia's Mill Creek section. Police said Ware was shot five times, in the head, leg, groin, buttocks and knee. No arrest has been made in the murder, and police have not listed a motive for the shooting.

Court records show that Ware had a prior record and had been arrested in the past on charges including drug possession.

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