Two dead in overnight violence

Posted: July 13, 2014

Two men were killed in unrelated incidents late Thursday and early Friday in the Fairhill section, Philadelphia police said.

At 11:11 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a report of a person with a gun on the 2800 block of North Fairhill Street.

When they arrived, police said, they found Miguel Aguilar, 53, lying in the road. Aguilar, who lived on the block, had sustained blunt force trauma to his head and died a half-hour later at Temple University Hospital, police said. No motive has been determined.

At 12:01 a.m. Friday, officers responded to another report of a person with a gun blocks away on the 2900 block of Waterloo Street.

There, they found a 20-year-old man shot in the chest and back, and a 36-year-old man shot in the chest and abdomen. The 36-year-old was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 1:48 a.m. The 20-year-old was listed in critical condition.

Police did not release the men's names and said no motive for the shooting had been determined.


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