Police busy with homicide investigations after violent night in Philadelphia


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PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police are investigating four possible murders after a violent 24 hours starting Saturday night.

Cases under investigation Sunday included a 35-year-old man shot to death outside a north Philadelphia party and a 57-year-old woman found dead in a west Philadelphia apartment, her face covered in blood.

Police found a 50- to 60-year-old man dead on a west Philadelphia street with a possible gunshot wound to the neck. On Sunday, police say a man in his 20s died after being shot five times in north Philadelphia.

Police hadn't released the identities of victims, or reported arrests in the cases.

Separately, police say a man is hospitalized after an officer shot him in the neck during a struggle that followed a traffic stop and a foot chase in the Germantown section.

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