At least 55 people shot in Philadelphia in two weeks since Aurora


The GunCrisis reporting team covered three of the five shooting scenes overnight in Philadelphia, beginning just before midnight and continuing into Thursday morning.

One man was killed and four others were wounded in five separate incidents across the city.

In less than two weeks since the mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado, the GunCrisis reporting project has been tracking at least 55 gunshot victims across Philadelphia — based on original reporting, media reports and other sources.

At least seven of the victims died and another ten were left suffering in critical condition.

There have been at least five shootings with multiple victims during this period in Philadelphia, including one in which five people were shot and another at which two teenagers were killed.

Last night, Joe Kaczmarek covered the scene at 23rd and Mifflin Streets in South Philadelphia, where a man was shot at least 12 times shortly after midnight, and died at the hospital a short time later.

Police recovered at least 15 spent shell casings at the scene and arrested a suspect a few blocks away.

Tom Kelly was on location in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city after a 33-year-old man was shot in the head and chest on Natrona Street near Diamond Street a short time later.

Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition.

Just before midnight, Kelly and Kaczmarek were both on the scene after a 20-year-old man was shot during an apparent robbery at a take-out store on Cecil B. Moore Ave near 17th Street in North Philadelphia.

The victim was shot in the back and grazed in the head. He was also taken by police to Temple University Hospital, and listed in stable condition.

Two men were handcuffed at the scene and taken in for questioning by police, but it remains unclear if either of them were charged or involved in the crime.

We found very little local media coverage of the four non-fatal shootings last night, but CNN’s Sarah Hoye has been on the street with the GunCrisis in Philadelphia team this week, working on an upcoming report.

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