Two Philadelphia men were killed yesterday in separate shootings, bringing the city's homicide toll for the year to 136, Philadelphia police said.

Liu Guici, 46, was shot in the chest at 6:53 a.m. as he walked to his car from his home in the 1700 block of South Sixth Street, near Watkins Street, in South Philadelphia.

His wife, Chen Xiuping, 40, found his body after hearing gunshots. The victim had been preparing to take her to work, police said.

He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No suspects were in custody.

Police also were investigating a North Philadelphia shooting in which one man was killed and another seriously wounded.

Police responded to a report of gunshots near 19th Street and Girard Avenue at 4:45 p.m., said Homicide Sgt. Charles Cohen. There they found two shooting victims: Rasheem Johnson, 21, who lived nearby, and a man identified as Omar Ingram, 27.

Both were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where Johnson was pronounced dead at 5:02 p.m. Ingram was in stable condition with wounds to his chin and chest.

Police did not release details of the shooting. Cohen said only that the investigation was continuing.