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Police: Two Saturday homicides under investigation

Cops are investigating two weekend homicides in different sections of the city.

Police: Two Saturday homicides under investigation

Cops are investigating two weekend homicides in different sections of the city.

In the first, the owner of a car wash in Logan went to open his shop on Carlisle Street near Windrim Avenue shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday and made a grisly discovery, according to a police spokeswoman -- a 69-year-old man unconscious and suffering from severe head trauma, lying on the floor inside.

The owner flagged down police, and the victim was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:26 a.m. The murder remains under investigation, cops said, and no arrests have been made.

Just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday in West Philadelphia, cops were called to a house on Chester Avenue near 46th Street and found three men with gunshot wounds inside, a police spokeswoman said.

One of the men, age 33, was shot in the head and pronounced dead in the house at 10:42 p.m. Two other victims, ages 28 and 29, were both shot several times in the face and neck and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where they remained in critical condition Sunday.

Police said they were looking for three black men who wore dark clothing and fled east on Chester Avenue in a dark vehicle in connection with the triple shooting and homicide. No arrests had been made Sunday.

Anyone with information on these homicides or any other crimes should contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS, text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or submit a tip online.

Anyone with information on the Chester Avenue shooting/homicide may also call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183.

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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