3 dead, 3 wounded in separate Philly shootings

Three men were killed in separate shootings from Friday night into Saturday morning in the city's Mantua, South Philadelphia and North Philadelphia neighborhoods, authorities said.

About 11 p.m. Friday, police responded to a report of a shooting on North 38th Street near Brandywine in Mantua. There, they found a 25-year-old man lying facedown on the street. He was unresponsive, with gunshot wounds to his head, neck, abdomen and arm. Officers also found a 50-year-old woman nearby at 38th and Wallace Streets, who was shot in her left calf.

Both victims were taken by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:28 a.m. Saturday. The woman was treated and released from the hospital. No arrest has been made.

Separately, about 2:40 a.m. Saturday, officers in the area of South 24th Street and Passyunk Avenue heard several gunshots, then found a 23-year-old man shot in his chest. The victim was in the front seat of a passenger truck in a shopping center parking lot, police said. He was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, were he was pronounced dead at 5:25 a.m.

Another man who had been with the victim and who owns the truck told police that he and the victim had been speaking to another man and that other man had just fired shots at the victim, police said. As police tried to stop the alleged gunman, who was still in the parking lot, he fled in a white Hyundai Sonata, police said. The car later crashed in the area of 34th and Dickinson Streets in Grays Ferry. Police said a gun was recovered, and the man was apprehended and taken into custody. His name was not immediately released.

Also, about 11 a.m. Saturday, a 26-year-old man was shot three times outside on the 3100 block of North Sheridan Street in the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia, police said. The victim, shot twice in the head and once in the abdomen, was taken by private vehicle to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:47 a.m. No arrest had been made in this case by early afternoon.

Anyone with information on any of these slayings is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or call 911. There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Separately, two men were critically wounded in shootings in West Philadelphia and Kensington.

About 11:30 p.m. Friday, a 33-year-old man was found suffering from gunshot wounds to the lower back on the 300 block of North 52nd Street in West Philadelphia. He was taken by medics to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Hours later, about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting near the 3200 block of E Street in Kensington, where they found a 20-year-old man shot in his head, back and hand. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

No arrests were made in the West Philly and Kensington shootings.

Police did not release any names.

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