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.