Weekend wrought with incidents

All the help in the world did little to salvage The Tampa Bay Rays' pitiable performance during last night's game. 

Speaking of help, the Philadelphia police is asking the public for assistance in the following incidents over the weekend:

- A 30-year-old man was shot to death early yesterday morning in

North Philadelphia , police said. Derrick Lamar Need, of North 7th Street near Oxford, was shot once in the chest about 2:25 a.m. on Ridge Avenue near Sedgley, said police spokeswoman Officer Tania Little. He was shot one time in the chest, she said. Medics transported Need to



Hospital , where he was pronounced dead at 2:57 a.m. Police knew of no motive or suspects in the case. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 3335.

 - A 39-year-old man driving in Southwest Philadelphia early yesterday morning was killed when he rammed his vehicle into a SEPTA barrier on Island and Buist avenues, police said. A second passenger in the car was in stable condition yesterday at


Hospital . The car overturned after it hit the barrier where riders wait for the SEPTA trolley, police said. The man, who police have not identified, was killed instantly. Accident Investigation Division is overseeing the investigation. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call them at 215-685-3180.

 - A man was shot multiple times yesterday morning and is in critical condition at Temple University Hospital, police said. The victim, in his 30s, was shot four times about 10:30 a.m. on Front Street and Indiana Avenue, in Kensington, said Little. He was struck twice in the chest and one time each in the right arm and stomach, she said. He underwent surgery yesterday, said a supervisor at East Detectives. Police knew of no motive for the shooting, which is still under investigation. Tipsters: call the Special Investigations Unit at East Detectives, 215-685-9854.