Police investigate the crime scene early Saturday morning after a man was shot to death on the 5900 block of North Opal Street in the Ogontz section of Philadelphia at about 1:15 a.m., marking the first fatal shooting reported in the city since last weekend. Joseph Kaczmarek photographed the investigation for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.
A 35-year-old man was reported in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot several times in Southwest Philadelphia at about the same time.
The shooting happened around 1 a.m. outside Eddie’s Cafe in the 6500 block of Dicks Avenue, according to 6ABC, adding that police said a confrontation between two women led to a fight between the men who were with them, which spilled out into the street.
Earlier Friday night, a 21-year-old man was shot several times during a carjacking in the area of 61st Street and Nassau Road in the Overbrook section of the city. The victim was reported in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and police were searching for his 2004 tan Nissan with tinted windows.
According to philly.com, the victim told police and he and his friend were approached by four men who told them to “give up the car,” and then shot him.
Friday afternoon, a Philadelphia police officer shot and wounded a suspect after responding to a reported armed robbery at a pizza restaurant at Island and Elmwood avenues in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia
Police said two masked men were robbing customers at gunpoint in the shop when another walked in and called 911, according to 6ABC, adding that the second suspect remains at large.