By Jim Melwert

By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Memorial Day turned into an especially violent night in Philadelphia, with three shootings in the span of just 41 minutes.

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Four were people shot in what police say are unrelated incidents, two of them dead.

At 16th Street and Wyoming Avenue around 11 p.m., a 41-year-old man died from numerous gunshot wounds and a 46-year-old woman was shot in the leg.

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“We found at least 35 spent cartridge casings on the street, and the sidewalks in this residential neighborhood, which indicates there was a large amount of shots fired,” Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Twenty minutes after that police were called to 5400 Glenmoore Avenue in the Elmwood section of the city, where a 20-year-old was shot and killed.

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Then in the Fairmount section, at 20th and Poplar Streets, a man in his mid-20s was shot three times. He’s in critical condition this morning.