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Police investigating two weekend homicides

Police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men in different incidents this weekend.

Police investigating two weekend homicides

Police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men in different incidents this weekend.

In the first, police were called to the Easy Corner bar at 35th Street and Haverford Avenue in Mantua at 12:39 a.m. Saturday for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 25-year-old man lying on the floor inside the bar suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said.

The man was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 1:49 a.m.

Cops said they haven't made any arrests in the murder.

Early Sunday morning, police said, a 27-year-old man was shot to death in the city's Strawberry Mansion section. In that homicide, cops responded to Stanley Street near Huntingdon at 2:18 a.m. and found the man lying on the street, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead there at 2:37 a.m.

Police said they have no suspects in that slaying.

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