Two women found dead in Northeast

The Philadelphia Police Department at the scene of a double homicide at 5430 Rutland St. on Monday in Northeast Philadelphia. (Maria Pouchnikova / Staff Photographer)

Two women were gunned down inside a rowhouse in Northeast Philadelphia Monday afternoon.

Family identified the victims as Marcedes Ivery, 21, and Tiffany Archie, 19.

The women were found dead by police on the second floor of a property on Rutland Street near Sanger about 3:45 p.m., said Capt. Frank Bachmayer, the commander of the 15th District.

Bachmayer said several of his officers had responded to reports of gunfire in the house. Both women had been wounded several times, he said.

Investigators have not yet determined any possible motives for the slayings. Bachmayer said it was unclear if anyone had forced their way into the house.