Man, woman shot at 'point-blank range' on NE Philly street; 2 men also shot about 1 hour later


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PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say a man and woman were critically injured when they were shot at close range on the street in one of two double shootings in northeast Philadelphia overnight.

Police said a 55-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman were both shot multiple times shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday in the Oxford Circle neighborhood.

A police spokeswoman said both were taken to Aria-Torresdale hospital, where the woman was later listed in stable condition.

Officials told reporters that the attacker fled on foot, and a semi-automatic handgun was found lying in some grass nearby.

Chief Inspector Scott Small said the evidence indicates that the shots were fired from "point-blank range."

Two men were also shot about an hour later in the Holmesburg area of northeast Philadelphia. Both were listed in stable condition.

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