At least three people were wounded – one of them fatally – in separate shootings in Philadelphia Saturday morning.

In Kingsessing, a 23-year-old man was shot once each in his neck, back, and shoulder along the 5500 block of Belmar Street shortly after 11 a.m., police said.

Officers rushed him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he died about 11:30 a.m. His identity wasn't released, and there wasn't word on a suspect or motive.

Earlier Saturday, about 12:40 a.m., the sound of gunfire drew officers to the intersection of 52nd and Spruce streets in West Philadelphia. They encountered a man holding a handgun and ordered him to drop the weapon, but he ran about 20 feet east and threw it underneath a parked car, police said.

Officers stopped the man and learned he had been shot in the right side of his chest. He told investigators he had been involved in an altercation with two men and had taken the gun from one of them during the dispute.

The 20-year-old was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available. Police described the suspects only as two black men wearing dark clothing.

Officers were shortly before 2 a.m. called to the 7900 block of Bustleton Avenue in Rhawnhurst for a report of a shooting. They found a 33-year-old man lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and legs.

Medics took the man to Aria Health Torresdale, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

There wasn't word on what prompted the shooting. Police described the suspect as a thin, 6-foot-tall black man wearing jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt pulled tight around his face.

No arrests had yet been reported in connection with any of the shootings, as of Saturday afternoon. Anyone with information was asked to contact Philadelphia police.

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