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Four people were killed "execution-style" and found in the basement of a West Philadelphia home Monday afternoon. The two men and two women were pronounced dead at the scene, according to a preliminary police report.

Police found the victims around noon in a house on the 5100 block of Malcolm Street. Each of the four victims had a single gunshot wound to the head.

"Sadly, all four of these individuals were executed. It is no ifs, ands, or buts about it," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told KYW

Two of the victims have been identified as a 31-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. The other two victims, who have not been identified, are described as a male approximately 20 to 30 years old and a female approximately 30 to 40 years old.

"This is a block that the police officers tell me they really never frequent," Ross told KYW. "They don't really get calls over here. It's a lot of gentrification going on in this neighborhood, so it's unusual for them to even show up here."

No arrests have been made and no weapons have been recovered as of late Monday afternoon.

Staff reporter Deena Elul contributed reporting.

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