Nearly 100 people shot in Philadelphia during September

Women embrace during an impromptu memorial service for a man shot to death in the Kensington section of Philadelphia on September 1st. Photograph for the GunCrisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A man and a woman were wounded in separate shooting incidents during the first hour of September 1st, and not one day passed during the month without at least one more shooting victim in Philadelphia.

Altogether, at least 21 people were killed and 77 more were wounded during 91 shooting incidents, based on original GunCrisis.org reporting, media reports and other sources.

Another 21 victims were initially hospitalized in critical condition and 53 were reported as stable. No condition was available on the rest.

There were seven double shootings, including one incident in which two teens were wounded on the subway in near Temple University in North Philadelphia.

A Temple University student was wounded in another incident earlier in the month.

Only three female victims were reported, including a 5-year-old girl who was wounded when her mother was shot to death last week.

There were 17 teenagers among the 83 victims for which ages were reported, and the average age of the known victims was 27 years old.

This tally includes four police-involved shootings and an incident in which a police officer was struck in his vest when another officer opened fire during a traffic stop.

Totals exclude self-inflicted gunshot wounds, and several other deaths that were initially reported as suspicious in nature.

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