Gunfire kills at least 17 people and wounds more than 50 during January in Philadelphia

Children watch the police investigation after a fatal double shooting last month in Philadelphia. Joseph Kaczmarek photographed the scene for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

Children watch the police investigation after a fatal double shooting last month in Philadelphia. Joseph Kaczmarek photographed the scene for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

At least 71 people were shot in Philadelphia during the first month of 2013, based on our original reporting, media reports and other sources.

Three people were shot and killed during the first few hours of the new year, including a 16-year-old boy.

Seven people were wounded, two critically, in separate incidents reported across Philadelphia on the 14th.

Fifteen victims were pronounced dead on the day they were shot and 11 more were initially listed in critical condition.

The oldest victim we recorded was a 56-year-old man who was shot in the head during a home invasion, and the youngest were each 16 years old; two boys and a girl. Of the victims we could identify by age, the average victim was 28.

One woman was wounded when a stray bullet entered her Southwest Philadelphia bedroom, but the rest of the victims were men, including a man who was wounded by a stray bullet while was sleeping in his home in the Wynnefield section of the city.

One man was shot to death by police and an intruder was shot to death by a homeowner. There was one accidental shooting reported.

Three triple-shootings were reported during the month, including one incident that left three teens wounded.

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