The body of a man who had been shot five times with a shotgun was found yesterday in woods near the Juniata Golf Course in North Philadelphia, police said.
The slaying was the second of two homicide reports yesterday morning. The identity of the other victim, a man shot in the head in East Mount Airy, also remained unknown yesterday.
In the North Philadelphia case, a jogger reported the discovery under the Wyoming Avenue overpass to the operators of the nearby Fishers Glen Driving Range about 8:15 a.m. before continuing on his run, detectives said.
Late yesterday morning, under a bright sun, golfers swung at balls at the range while homicide detectives wrapped up their investigation at the crime scene out of the view of the players.
Police were trying to establish the identity of the victim, described as Hispanic with multiple tattoos. The motive also was a mystery.
The victim in the East Mount Airy case was found about 6:15 a.m. behind a property on the 6400 block of Belfield Avenue, police said.
Medics pronounced him dead at the scene. The motive also was unclear.
The two slayings raised this year's homicide toll to 149.