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Philadelphia execution murder update: 3 Philly men found executed in home

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In Philadelphia, an execution-style murder scene on Thursday is shocking police and residents, according to a Feb. 15 NewsOxy report. Sources say three men were found dead in a home, all victims of a triple homicide. Investigators don't have a motive in the Philly killings of the three men, but haven't ruled out robbery.

At 3:15 p.m. EDT, dispatchers received a 911 call of screaming in front of a residence. Police raced over to a home in the city's Lawncrest neighborhood, entered a home and found the lifeless bodies of three men who all sustained gunshot wounds to the head.

The Philadelphia execution murder victims were not identified at the time, but they all appeared to be in their 20s, according to reports.

Two of the execution-style slaying victims were found on the first floor of the northeast Philadelphia residence. They were both bound. The third victim was found in a bedroom on the upper floor of the home.

It appears at this point that two people are tied down, the house is being ransacked and a third individual walks in on the robbery taking place and there is some type of struggle," said Lt. John Stanford.

In short, homicide investigators believe that if the motive was robbery, it's likely the first victim walked in on the intruder(s) and was killed and two others on the lower level were then killed on the way out.

Philly, like many other large metropolitan cities, is racing against ebbs and flows of violent crime. No matter how long an officer has been on the force, it must be unsettling to walk in on a crime scene involving multiple victims.

More updates to come on the Philadelphia execution murders.

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