2 Shot, Killed in Crashed Car Afire

Police say two men were shot to death in a car later found on fire in north Philadelphia.

Investigators say two men were travelling southbound on Palethorpe Street around 7:50 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire.

Both men were struck and the driver lost control, crashing into a parked car. The engine caught fire upon impact.

A police spokeswoman says fire crews were called to the scene shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Fire crews reported two men in the vehicle with gunshot wounds.

Police said a 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man was pronounced dead shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday at Einstein Medical Center.

Police said both had gunshot wounds to the head.

No suspects were immediately arrested.

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