A police spokeswoman says the 24-year-old woman was found strangled in an apartment at about 2:30 p.m. Monday in the East Germantown neighborhood of northeastern Philadelphia. Police said a 28-year-old man was at the scene but no charges were immediately filed.
Shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center playground area in north Philadelphia by a man who fled on a bike. Investigators say about two dozen other people were on the playground, but no one else was injured. The victim died less than a half-hour later at Temple University Hospital.