Community comes together to mourn a shooting death Saturday afternoon in Kensignton

Two women embrace on the sidewalk as other members of a group who identified themselves as the Somerset Crew also mourn the death of a 21-year-old man who was shot and killed on the 300 block of East Somerset Street in the Kensington section of Philadelphia late Saturday afternoon. Photographs for by Joseph Kaczmarek. More:

At left, a mother and daughter look on as police investigate at the crime scene.

Neighbors say that a gunman started shooting randomly on East Somerset Street, leading people to run when a bullet stuck the victim.

Police reported that the 21-year-old man was shot once in the head and pronounced at the scene.

At the time of the shooting, neighbors were holding a block party to celebrate a child’s birthday on Ormes Street, just a few houses away from where the victim fell.

Several other people were shot in separate incidents across Philadelphia on Saturday.

A 48-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition after he was shot in the area of C Street and Allegheny Avenue shortly after midnight. At about the same time, a 28-year-old woman was shot twice in the back at Emerald and Cumberland Streets.

A 36-year-old man was stable after he was shot in the arm around 2 a.m. at Mutter and Cambria Streets. Two people were shot in the White Hall projects around 9 p.m. A 22-year-old man was in critical condition and a 16-year-old was stable.

The Somerset Crew spent the rest of the afternoon around a sidewalk memorial; smoking, drinking, crying and burning money over candles in memory of their friend.

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