INQUIRER: The four deaths in Philadelphia brought the city’s homicide toll through yesterday to 122. There were 163 murders as of May 25 last year. The first of the four Philadelphia homicides was discovered at 10:31 p.m. Friday, when police found Oanh Na Lieu shot multiple times inside a BMW parked on the 2600 block of South Seventh Street in South Philadelphia. Lieu, 22, of West Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:45 p.m.
Three Philadelphia men were shot dead in separate incidents in the city in the early today. According to Homicide Sgt. William Gallagher police responding to a 1:46 a.m. call found Donnell Murphy 28, shot several times in the 500 block of North 55th Street. Murphy, of the 5400 block of Wyalusing Avenue, was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Fernandez, 21, of the 100 block of Morris Street, was found with shot several times in the 1800 block of South Fifth Street by police responding to a 2:50 a.m. call, Gallagher said. He was pronounced dead at 3:03 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Len Coppock, 32, of the 1300 block of Fairhill Street, was found lying outside a vehicle at 19th and Dickinson Streets by police responding to a 4:25 a.m. call, Gallagher said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:34 a.m. from multiple gunshot wounds. There were no immediate arrests or suspects, Gallagher said. MORE
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