In less than 24 hours, at least five people were killed and seven injured - four of them critically - in Philadelphia, police said.
On Saturday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., police found three victims in a car suffering from gunshot wounds in the 2100 block of 10th street, police said. A 35-year-old man was shot once in the head and remained in critical condition. He was also held as a prisoner, according to Philadelphia police.
Two other victims were found inside the same car. A woman was shot multiple times and later pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital, police said. A third victim was found shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Earlier in the day, around 2 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot "multiple times in the head" West Philadelphia. He died and a 36-year-old man shot in the stomach was listed in critical condition.
A 35-year-old man was shot to death shortly before midnight in North Philadelphia.
Gunfire critically injured a 31-year-old man and also injured a 33-year-old woman shortly after 11 p.m. Friday in north Philadelphia, and a 29-year-old man was listed as critical after he was shot twice in the stomach just after 10 p.m. Friday in a different area of north Philadelphia.
Police list 339 homicides as of Dec. 20, a 12 percent increase over last year.