At least 140 people shot during August in Philadelphia

Friends mourn after a 21-year-old man was shot and killed near a child’s birthday party Saturday in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Photograph by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Based on original reporting, media accounts and other sources, the GunCrisis Reporting Project has tracked 119 shooting incidents in which 140 people were wounded or killed in Philadelphia during August.

At least 16 people were pronounced dead on the same day they were shot and 23 more were initially reported in critical condition, including five who were shot in the head.

There were at least 15 double shootings and two quadruple shootings. One Philadelphia Police officer was shot and killed.

At least eight women were shot and three of them died. The oldest victim of the month, a 63-year-old man, was shot to death.

Not all of the ages were available, but two 16-year-olds were among at least 24 teenage victims. At least 19 shooting victims were in their 40s or 50s.

There were at least six incidents of suspects who were shot by police, including one incident involving a university police officer.

This report excludes suicides but includes one report of an accidental self-inflicted shooting.


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