Philadelphia recorded 499 homicides last year, the highest annual count in three decades.
That number included a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed in North Philly just hours before the new year.
A particularly violent 2020 gave way to more killings in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
According to police, three people were pronounced dead in three separate shootings before 5 a.m. Friday.
The shootings claimed the lives of three men ranging from 26 to 37 years old. Police have yet to identify the deceased.
No arrests have been made in the killings.
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