A 16-year-old boy was shot and fatally wounded at 12:45 a.m. yesterday a block from his West Philadelphia home, police said.

The killing - the 152d in the city this year - came two hours after a 53-year-old man was fatally shot blocks away, authorities said.

Investigators were seeking motives and suspects in both killings.

Police responding to a report of gunfire found Attim Frazier, 16, shot multiple times in the body at 41st and Cumberland Streets, said Officer Yolanda Dawkins, a department spokeswoman.

Frazier, who lived on the 4100 block of Poplar Street, died at 1:02 a.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dawkins said.

At 10:45 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a person with a gun on the 4100 block of Pennsgrove Street, south of Poplar.

There they found a man, whose identity was not released, shot in the stomach, Dawkins said. The man was pronounced dead at the Penn hospital at 11:02 p.m.

A City's Deadly Toll

Homicides reported by city police through 11:59 p.m. Thursday:


Total for the same period in 2006: 142

For a map showing homicides in Philadelphia for 2006, along with articles about urban violence, visit http://go.philly.com/violence