INQUIRER: A 43-year old man was shot and killed this morning in Philadelphia, police said. The unidentified man was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the 2500 block of South 66th Street at about 7:23 a.m. He was pronounced on the scene by medics. Yesterday, police responded to the 3800 block of Parrish Street at 3:13 a.m. and found Anthony Saunders, 39, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Saunders, of 4600 block of Apple Lane in Deptford, had been shot in the face and body, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:26 a.m. No arrests have been made in either shooting.
RELATED: Gov. Ed Rendell proposed funding for 100 new Philadelphia police officers at a press conference in City Hall this morning, which would double the state’s support of the city’s police force. “The budget I will unveil tomorrow in Harrisburg will help make Philadelphia safer,” Rendell said in a statement. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said the 100 new officers would be used for patrol duties. Last week, Ramsey unveiled a new crime strategy anchored by his plan to shift 200 officers into street duty in the city’s most violent neighborhoods.