Police have identified two men slain in unrelated homicides yesterday as Rashon Berry, 26, of Southwest Philadelphia, and Moises Mora, 24, of Feltonville.
In the earlier case, someone shot Berry, of Reedland Street near 62nd, in the chest and stomach of an apartment vestibule at 45th and Parrish streets in West Powelton about 1:50 p.m. Paramedics declared him dead on the scene at 2 p.m. Police reported no motive.
About three hours later, someone shot Mora, of Lawrence Street near Wyoming Avenue, in the lower back. Mora had been hanging out on the front steps of a home on Caskey Street near 5th when three men approached, chased him inside the home and fired at him. The men then robbed his three friends of money and at least one cell phone before fleeing on foot, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The motive listed is argument.