Three shootings yesterday in Grays Ferry, Kensington and West Oak Lane left three dead and three in critical condition, police said.
All the victims were male, and all were shot on the street. No arrests had been made as of last night.
Just before 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of Harmony Street in Grays Ferry, two men in their 50s were shot. One, age 56, was shot once in the head, the other on the right side of his body.
Both were pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
About 6:30 p.m. on the 800 block of East Thayer Street in Kensington, police said, a 30-year-old man was shot in the back and taken to Temple University Hospital. He was listed in critical condition.
And a triple shooting on the 7200 block of Ogontz Avenue in West Oak Lane at about 8:45 p.m. left a man in his early 20s dead with a bullet wound to his head.
Two others, an 18-year-old hit with multiple bullets and a 19-year-old shot once, were in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center, police said.
There have been 329 homicides in Philadelphia this year, compared to 392 in all of 2007.