Bloody night for Phila. homicide squad

Inquirer staff writer Zoe Tillman reports:

Homicide detectives are investigating three separate  slayings overnight, all involving gunfire.

Details are sketchy in all three cases, but police say the latest victim, a 20-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene on the 2600 block of Wendle Street at 2:47 a.m.

Shortly before that, another male, 17, was pronounced dead at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at 1:51 a.m. after being shot on the 1900 block of South 56th Street.

A third man was slain late last night at 21st and Reed Streets, but police were unable to provide further details.

Police say they have no suspects or motives for any of the shootings yet.

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