Holiday atmosphere marred by violent Saturday in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Five people have lost their lives to gun violence in a 24-hour period in Philadelphia.

One of the victims in this span was a 27-year old father, Kevin Harris.

This isn't the first time the Harris family has been impacted by gun violence in the city. Nakeda Allen, the cousin of the victim, tells Action News her family is losing all the men to violence in the street.

"We're losing good people and my cousin was a good person," Allen said.

Harris was leaving a bar on the 6200 block of Market Street just after 2 a.m. and was fatally shot in the head. A 37-year-old man was also hit in the stomach and is in critical condition.

"He was just leaving the club with my aunts for their birthday and someone shot him," said Harris' sister, Takara. "I just hope whoever did this to my brother turn themselves in so we can be at peace and my brother can get justice."

Detectives also need help in solving the murder of a 35-year-old man. It happened just before midnight on Friday on the 1600 block of West Westmoreland Street in the Tioga- Nicetown section of the city.

Meanwhile, three people were killed at the intersection of North 10th and French streets around 1:30 p.m.Saturday. One man was killed inside a vehicle, a man and a woman were transported to Temple University Hospital where they died. Two guns were found on the scene.

Police have not made any arrests in the three shootings.

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