Two men were killed in two separate shootings that occurred within an hour of each other in West Philadelphia on Thursday.
The first shooting occurred inside a laundromat on the 5600 block of Vine Street around 4:30 p.m. A 21-year-old man was inside when a gunman opened fire.
The man shot once in the head and taken to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m.
No arrests have been made in the shooting and police have not released a description of any suspects.
At 5:11 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot once in the face on the 5900 block of Hazel Avenue. He was taken to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m. Two men were later arrested in connection to the shooting and two weapons were recovered.
The two shootings are part of a violent year in Philadelphia. Prior to Thursday, there were 337 homicides in the city this year, the highest number up to this point in more than 13 years.
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Editor's Note: Police initially said the victim of the Vine Street shooting was a teenager. They later said the victim was a 21-year-old man.