Olney car fire turns into double homicide

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Philadelphia police are investigating a double homicide in which the victims were discovered after a fiery car crash Thursday night.
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Two men died after they were shot in the head in the Olney section of Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

The double homicide was discovered about 8 p.m. on the 5600 block of Palethorpe Street, where a car crashed and went up in flames, 6ABC Action News reported. Rescuers pulled two men from the car, only to realize each had been shot in the head.

A 33-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. The second victim, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he had been transported by private vehicle.

Philadelphia police are continuing their investigation.


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