Overnight shooting in Olney sends man to surgery

Kelly 1A 24-year-old man was shot once in the lower back just after midnight on the 200 block of West Somerville Avenue in the Olney section of Philadelphia. Tom Kelly IV covered the scene for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

Kelly 2rThe victim was rushed to Einstein Medical Center, where police reported he was in critical but stable condition and headed for surgery. A small bag was recovered at the scene, along with a single semi-automatic .357 caliber shell casing. Detectives were investigating.

Three men were shot in less than three hours in separate incidents across the city overnight.

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