NORTH PHILADELPHIA - Two men are dead and two others are hospitalized following a rash of shootings overnight in Philadelphia.
Police were dispatched to the 1700 block of North 24th Street for reports of a large crowd and a possible fight. While responding officers were dispersing the crowd, police say five to six gunshots rang out a short distance away.
Officers arrived at the corner of 24th Street and Cecil B Moore Street and found a man shot several times. While aiding the victim, police say a black Nissan Altima with a Delaware license plate fled the area. Authorities later caught up with the car and the occupants were detained by police for questioning.
The victim, believed to be a 36-year-old man, was taken to Temple University Hospital where he died.
Police are also investigating a suspected shootout in North Philadelphia that left one man dead and another in critical condition
Investigators say a man in a car and another man were shooting at each other on the 2700 block of West Montgomery Avenue around 2 a.m. According to police, the man inside the car attempted to flee the scene and crashed into a home a few blocks away.
The man, who is believed to be in his early 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Police say they do not know which of the two men opened fire first. A gun has reportedly been discovered. No word on any arrests at this time.
Gunfire claimed another victim early Sunday morning when police say a 34-year-old man was shot in the foot.
Authorities say the shooting occurred on the 4600 block of Benner Street just after midnight. The man victim was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
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