Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Four gunned down in two shootings in Northeast Philly

Police are investigating a pair of double shootings that occurred overnight in Northeast Philadelphia.

In the first incident, a man and woman were gunned down in front of a Rite Aid pharmacy on the 6500 block of Castor Avenue just after 11:30 p.m.

Philadelphia police said the 55-year-old man was shot three times in his abdomen and was taken to Aria-Torresdale Hospital in critical condition.

A 46-year-old woman also suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was hospitalized in stable condition, police said. 6ABC was reporting that the couple was engaged.

No motive was known in the shooting, and police were continuing to collect evidence at the scene this morning.

No arrest was made and no description of the shooter was available.

Then, about an hour later, two men, both age 32, were shot on the 4600 block of Kendrick Street, police said.

One man was shot in his chest and ankle. The second was shot in both legs.

Both were taken to Aria-Torresdale in stable condition.

Police had no information on a motive for the shooting.

No suspect description was available, and no one has been arrested.

Emily Babay PHILLY.COM
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