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Violent Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia pushes city past 200 homicides before start of summer

PHILADELPHIA - A warm holiday weekend leading into Memorial Day left Philadelphia riddled with numerous violent incidents, including at least 12 fatalities that pushed the City of Brotherly Love to more than 200 homicides before summer. >> Philadelphia gun violence resourcesThe bloodshed began early Saturday morning in Mill Creek, as a 30-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He died a short time later at the hospital.Several hours later, one man was shot and killed while two women were injured in a shooting in East Germantown.Early Saturday evening, police were called to a double shooting in Kensington that killed one man and injured a 25-year-old woman.Philadelphia police investigate a double shooting in Kensington that killed one man and injured a woman.

About a half hour later, a call came that a four-year-old shot himself in the hand in West Philadelphia. That child is expected to recover.Just after 10 p.m., police were called to a residence in Torresdale where a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg.

That man is in stable condition.Around 2:30, Sunday morning, police were called to a triple shooting in Logan, where two teens and a 63-year-old man were all injured.Philadelphia police investigate a shooting in Logan that injured two teens and a 63-year-old man. Police were then called to Strawberry Mansion about 6:15 Sunday morning, where a man and a woman were shot.

The man is in stable condition and the woman refused treatment.Philadelphia police investigate a double shooting on the 3100 block of West Diamond Street. Police responded to a shooting in North Philadelphia Sunday morning, just after 9:30, where a 49-year-old man was shot and killed.Sunday afternoon, about 1:45, officials say a young man,

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