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Couple Shot, Killed in Bed; 5-Year-Old Isn't Hurt

Jehesel Garcia and Steven Williams were found shot and killed in a bed inside a home on Hill Creek Drive in Philadelphia

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A couple was shot in killed in a bed in a Philadelphia home early Monday, a 5-year-old child who was in bed with them wasn't injured.

Philadelphia police officers arrived to the home on Hill Creek Drive -- not far from Adams and Rising Sun avenues -- around 12:50 a.m. to find a man and a woman shot in a bed on the second floor, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Medics pronounced both 24-year-olds dead a short time later. They were later identified as Jehesel Garcia and Steven Williams.

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

At least eight shots were fired, police said. Family members heard the gunshots, found the couple and then called 911, Small said.

Investigators said that the gunman could have accessed a first-floor window, which was found open. Nothing inside the home appeared to be ransacked, so police don't believe it was a robbery.

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