Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Man shot in Overbrook is second killed tonight in West Phila.

A 36-year-old man was pronounced dead Sunday night after being shot in the chest in Overbrook, police said.

Man shot in Overbrook is second killed tonight in West Phila.

Homicide detectives were investigating a fatal shooting in West Philadelphia’s Overbrook section Sunday night. 

Police said a 36-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the chest on North Lindenwood Street near Monticello around 8 p.m. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 8:11 p.m.

He was one of two men fatally wounded in separate shootings in West Philadelphia within several minutes. A 27-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the neck at 52nd and Master streets around 8 p.m. and also pronounced dead a short time later, according to police.

Police did not have additional information on a motive or suspects in either shooting last night. The 36-year-old was one of five men shot to death in separate incidents in Philadelphia Sunday.

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