So much for holiday cheer.

Three men were fatally gunned down in three city shootings in little more than seven hours, starting Sunday night.

At 8:38 p.m., two men were found shot in the 5400 block of Irving Street in West Philadelphia.

Both were transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, but a Kensington man was pronounced dead of wounds to the head and chest at 10:15 p.m., police said.

He was identified as John Day, 39, of the 3000 block of Emerald Street.

The second victim, 33, was in stable condition, police said.

At 10:30 p.m. Sunday, two more men were shot, possibly during a robbery, in the 2500 block of Jackson Street in South Philadelphia. Police found them at HUP, where one died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest at 10:50 a.m., police said.

He was Dimitry Bryant, 26, who lived in the 2300 block of Bambrey Terrace, just a few blocks from the shooting scene.

The other man, 25, was in stable condition with a wounded arm and knee.

The men were apparently in a vehicle during the robbery attempt, and wound up being driven to the hospital.

The third shooting took place at 3:46 this morning in the 2100 block of North Sixth Street. The victim, who was shot in the chest, was pronounced dead at 4:11 a.m. at Temple University Hospital.

His name was being withheld pending notification of kin.

The three murders bring the homicide toll for the year to 296.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.