KILLADELPHIA: 2 More Dead Since U Went To Bed

skeleton-running.gifBY PETER MUCHA OF THE INQUIRER Two men and a 15-year-old boy are dead and two other men were in critical condition after three double shootings in Philadelphia, police said. The slayings, along with yesterday’s death of 19-year-old shot June 17, raise the murder total for the year to 217.

Timothy Clark, 15, was pronounced dead at 2:25 a.m., just minutes after being found shot in the head in the 6900 block of Vandike Street in the Tacony section of the Northeast, according to Homicide Sgt. Charles Coan. Clark lived down the street, in the 6800 block. A second victim found there was in critical condition after being taken to Frankford Torresdale Hospital.

Damien Holloway, 27, was also shot in the head. At 1:14 a.m., police found two victims in the 6200 block of Limekiln Pike in East Germantown. Kahill Ragin, 27, of the 900 block of East Sedgewick Street was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshotskeleton-running.gif wound to the head. His brother, Jameil Ragin, 31, was in stable condition after being taken to Einstein Hospital, Coan said.

The first of the three double shootings occurred shortly before 8 p.m. yesterday in West Philadelphia. Abdul Allen, 26, of the 5800 block of West Cedar Avenue, died of a gunshot wound to the neck, and was pronounced dead at the scene, Coan said. James Dukes, 24, was admitted in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been shot in the head.

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