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At Least 7 Dead, 1 Hurt in 5 Separate Shootings During Violent Monday in Philly

No arrests were made and no weapons were recovered in either shooting. 

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Seven people, including a teen boy, were killed and another person was injured in five separate shootings during a violent Monday in Philadelphia.

Early Monday, around 12:45 a.m., police arrived at a home on Hill Creek Drive and found a man and a woman, both 24-years-old, in bed on the second floor suffering from gunshot wounds. They were both pronounced dead by medics at 1 a.m. and later identified as Steven Williams and Jehesel Garcia.

A 5-year-old child who was in bed with the couple, wasn't hurt. Investigators believed the child is the couple's, police said.

At least eight shots were fired, according to investigators. Family members heard the gunshots, found the couple and then called 911.

Later Monday morning, at 8:30 a.m., a woman was shot and killed on the 4200 block of Ridge Avenue.

Monday afternoon, at 2:16 p.m., a 25-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were on the 200 block of Rubicam Street when an unidentified gunman opened fire. 

The woman was shot twice in the head and once in the leg while the man was shot once in the left shoulder. Both victims were taken to Einstein Hospital. The woman died from her injuries while the man is in stable condition. 

A little more than an hour later, around 3:20 p.m., police responded to a home on the 2900 block of Rosehill Street. 

When they arrived they found 42-year-old Maurice Harper suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest in the bedroom on the second floor of the home. They also found 61-year-old Thomas Burnett in the hallway suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and a gunshot wound to the head. 

Both victims who lived in the home were pronounced dead a short time later. 

Finally, Monday evening at 7:52 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was on 2900 Morris Street when a gunman opened fire. The teen, later identified as Darius Winters, was shot once in the chest, once in the left knee and once in the left arm. Winters ran inside a home on the 1700 block of Hollywood Street where he collapsed. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:20 p.m.

No arrests have been made in any of the shootings.

So far there have been 62 reported homicides in Philadelphia this year, up 55% from the same time last year, which was one of the city's deadliest years on record.

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