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Murders in Tacony and Holmesburg

The Homicide Detective Division is investigating two murders this week in the Northeast.

The first happened on Wednesday, at about 9:22 p.m. Police responded to the 4700 block of Knorr St. for a shooting. A 26-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Police transported the victim to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:04 p.m. He was later identified as Markees Robinson, of the 4800 block of Unruh Ave.

The second occurred on Thursday, at about 8:55 a.m. Police responded to the 8600 block of Jackson St. for a shooting on the street. A 28-year-old black male suffered a gunshot wound to the head. A fire department medic unit pronounced the victim on the scene at 9:10 a.m. A 29-year-old black male suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and head. A medic unit transported him to Jefferson Torresdale, where he is listed in critical condition. ••

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