Two men shot to death inside Crescentville home

Police are investigating the deaths of two men found shot to death in a Crescentville rowhouse Thursday morning.

Around 10 a.m., a woman called police after finding the men on the ground floor of a home in the 500 block of Allengrove Street. One of the men was found in the living room, with multiple gunshots wounds to his body, police said. The other was found in a back bedroom, shot in the chest. Police originally thought the man in the bedroom had been killed with a hammer found near his body.

Police did not release the names of either of the victims, but said both men appeared to be in the 20s. Police believe the gunman fled from a rear door of the property that leads to a back driveway. Tipsters were encouraged to call police at 215-686-3334. - Mike Newall