Less than seven hours later, about 7 a.m. on Mifflin Street near 19th in South Philadelphia, a 40-year-old man was shot three times in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. Police didn't release the man's name or a motive or suspect in his killing.
At 3:36 a.m. Sunday, a man was stabbed once in the chest inside a house on Carver Street near Bingham in the Crescentville section, police said. The victim, whose identity was not released, was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:21 a.m.
Police could not confirm reports that the victim's girlfriend had been taken into custody in his slaying.
In other weekend crime:
A couple survived a violent home invasion in Kensington early Saturday, according to police.
Around 4:45 a.m., two armed men broke into an Asian couple's house on Allegheny Avenue near G Street through a first-floor rear kitchen window, police said. The men hit the 35-year-old woman in the head with a gun and pistol-whipped her 41-year-old husband before shooting him twice in the back, police said.
All the while, the intruders were demanding money, police said. They made off with about $8,000 in cash.
The victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.
Police gave no description of the suspects.
Shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, police were on the scene of a car accident at 56th and Chestnut streets in West Philadelphia when a drunken driver slammed into two parked police cruisers, causing heavy damage to one, police said.
One officer was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was treated for back and neck pain and released.
The driver, whose name was not released, was not injured.
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