Pair of double shootings overnight leave 2 dead, 2 critically injured

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are investigating a pair of double shootings: one in Kensington Tuesday night, which left two men dead, and the other Wednesday morning in West Philadelphia, where two men are in critical condition.

Police say the first shooting happened at F and Ontario streets in Kensington around 11:30 p.m., where an 18-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

While police were there, a second victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. The 26-year-old man also died a short time later. 

Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said the person who drove the second victim to the hospital is being interviewed as a potential witness, and the car is being held as possible evidence. Detectives are also reviewing security camera footage from businesses in the area to see if any of them have information that could help their investigation.

Later, around 3 a.m., two 33-year-old men were taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center after being shot near the intersection of 61st and Market streets. 

One man was shot in the stomach; the other in the leg and hip. Both are in critical condition.

A stray bullet also hit a nearby car. Police say little evidence, however, was found at the scene.

Both shootings are under investigation.

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