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The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA – Police say two more people have been gunned down in Philadelphia after a violent night that left two others dead and critically injured more people.

A police spokeswoman says an unidentified man and woman were pronounced dead after a shooting just after 1:30 p.m. in north Philadelphia near Temple University. A 35-year-old man taken to Temple Medical Center in extremely critical condition was “also being held as a prisoner.”

Earlier, police said a 27-year-old man died after being shot “multiple times in the head” shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday in west Philadelphia. A 36-year-old man was critically injured. In north Philadelphia shortly before midnight, a 35-year-old man was killed. Other shootings critically injured three other people.

Police list 339 homicides as of Dec. 20, a 12-percent increase over last year.