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Police probing 3 deadly shootings in city overnight

Two of the shootings occurred in North Philadelphia; the third in Port Richmond.

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Philadelphia police on Thursday were investigating three deadly overnight shootings.

About 1:25 a.m., police responded to the 1600 block of West Lippincott Street in North Philadelphia, where they found a man inside a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m. On Friday, police identified the victim as Jalen Hall, 22, of the 3100 block of North Chadwick Street in North Philly.

In another North Philadelphia shooting hours earlier, police had responded to the 2800 block of West Harold Street, where they found two victims. Saleem Mitchell, 32, died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The second victim, a 25-year-old man whose name was not released, was shot once in his right leg and listed in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital.

No arrests were reported in the North Philadelphia shootings.

Police on Thursday also identified a man fatally shot in Port Richmond on Wednesday night as Shannon Blassengale, 27, of the 2300 block of East Ann Street. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., police responded to Gaul and Monmouth Streets and found Blassengale suffering from several gunshot wounds. He later died at Temple University Hospital. Police called it a domestic-related shooting and said they had a suspect in custody, but did not release the person's name.