Gunfire kills three across Philadelphia in the first few hours of 2013

PrattStreet01 copyEmotions overcome a man on Pratt Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia after a 20-year-old man was shot to death around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Photographs for the GunCrisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police say the man was killed after a bar fight spilled out on a street, according to 6ABC, and ended inside a nearby home.

More scenes from Pratt Street:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The first homicide of 2013 came when a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed on the 5600 block of Carpenter Street in Southwest Philadelphia around 12:30 a.m. Police said that the shooting followed an argument at a house party, according to the Associated Press.

Police say they took two men into custody a few blocks away and they were both armed with guns, according to 6ABC, adding that they also found a gun in the yard near the shooting scene.

A 23-year-old man was shot to death in a home on the 1700 block of West Venango Street in the Tioga section of Philadelphia around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Following the same incident, a 22-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after her was shot multiple times and another 22-year-old was in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the foot. A 21-year-old woman who jumped from a second-floor window was also hospitalized.

Please share incident reports, using the #guncrisis hash tag, and discuss your suggestions to end the gun violence in Philadelphia, using #phillypeaceplan, with our Facebook and Twitter communities.

The audio file below reflects gunshot reports monitored via citywide Philadelphia Police radio dispatches, which were captured during 15 minutes of 2013 and condensed for efficiency.

Silent passages, repeated messages and several unrelated communications were deleted. The audio was monitored via:

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on TumblrShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone