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Man gunned down in West Philadelphia

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in West Philadelphia early Saturday.

Man gunned down in West Philadelphia

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in West Philadelphia early Saturday.

The shooting happened at about 12:40 a.m. on Filbert Street near 59th. Officers found the victim, a black male in his mid-20s, lying on the highway, suffering from two gunshot wounds to the chest and one in the stomach. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he died shortly after 7 a.m.

Police did not report any arrests or a possible motive for the shooting, which was the weekend's lone homicide.

Also Saturday, a 31-year-old man was critically wounded during a stabbing in North Philadelphia. Police said it happened around 6:30 a.m. on West Westmoreland Street near 11th.

The victim was found inside a private residence stabbed three times in the abdomen and once in the right arm. He was taken to Temple Hospital in critical condition.

No arrests were reported in that incident.

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