Two people found dead within about two hours of each other yesterday bumped up the city's homicide total to 149, while four others were wounded in other shootings Sunday night and early yesterday.
Homicide detectives were called about 6:15 yesterday morning to Belfield Avenue near Chew in Germantown, where a passerby had found a man with a single gunshot wound to the head.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 6:30 a.m. Police were still trying to determine a motive for the slaying.
The second homicide took investigators near the Fishers Glen Driving Range on Fishers Lane in Juniata Park, where a jogger had found the body of a man and called police.
Police said the victim, believed to be in his 30s, had been shot five times. He was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8:15 a.m.
Both men had been shot where their bodies were found, according to Homicide Lt. Philip Riehl.
The only people who had spoken to police in either case are those who found the bodies, Riehl added.
On Sunday, an unidentified 23-year-old man was shot twice in the torso about 10 p.m. on 21st Street near Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, police said.
He was in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Around the same time Sunday night, a 22-year-old man was shot once in the back on Berks Street near 26th in North Philadelphia, police said.
He was listed in stable condition at Temple University Hospital. Police were investigating what sparked the shooting.
About two hours later, a third shooting sent investigators to 26th Street near Montgomery in Brewerytown, where a 40-year-old man was found shot once in the back. He was listed in stable condition at Temple.
In the same shooting, a 34-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg. He was treated at Hahnemann University Hospital and released. *