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Three dead in shooting in Northeast Philadelphia

Police were called to the home by a 13-year-old boy who told the 911 operator one of the victims was his father.

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Three men are dead following a shooting Thursday night inside a Frankford rowhouse.

A 13-year-old boy called 911 about 8:10 p.m. to report that his father had been shot in a house on the the 5100 block of Saul Street.

Uniformed officers arrived at the house just as a wounded man was stumbling down the front steps with a gun in his right hand, Capt. John Walker of the 15th District said. After disarming the 31-year-old man, officers took him to Temple University Hospital, where he later died.

Officers found another weapon before entering the house and discovering a man in his 20s with no pulse and a bullet wound to his head on the ground floor, Walker said. In a second-floor bathroom, they discovered a man in his 40s who had been shot once in the chest. When officers checked for his pulse, they uncovered a gun beneath his body.

Medics pronounced both men dead at the scene, Walker said.

In another room, police found two women, an infant, and the 13-year-old boy.

“We don’t know if he saw the shooting or he heard it, but the kid called 911 and said one of the guys was his father,” Walker said.

Walker said about 9:30 p.m. that the crime scene had been secured and that his officers were awaiting search warrants before continuing their investigation.

“We still don’t have IDs, and we’re not sure of a motive,” Walker said, adding one of the responding officers was being treated for a dog bite.