Shooters wound five people in separate weekend incident across Philadelphia

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More than a half-dozen spent shell casings litter the crime scene after a 24-year-old man was shot in the back in the are of Tioga and F Streets in the Harrowgate section of Philadelphia around 11 p.m. Sunday. Photographs by Tom Kelly IV for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

Kelly 2RThe victim managed to flag down police after he was shot while riding a bicycle, according to 6ABC, adding that the wounded man was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Altogether, three weekend victims were reported in critical condition. Four shooting victims were reported on Saturday, including two in the early hours and two in the last hour.

A 29-year-old woman was reported in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center after she was shot in the area of 5600 Crowson Street in East Germantown a short time after 2 a.m. Police suspect the victim’s ex-boyfriend, according to philly.com.

Another shooting left a man in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital after he was struck multiple times inside a building on the 2100 block of East Tioga Street in Kensington, near Port Richmond around 4:30 a.m. Police say the man may have been ambushed while working in a sound studio used by local artist, according to 6ABC.

An 18-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the area of West Lehigh Avenue and North Waterloo Street in Fairhill after 11 p.m. Saturday. Another 18-year-old was reported stable at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot in the area of 27th and Dickinson Streets in South Philadelphia at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.


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This weekend’s toll represented a slowdown in the wake of a recent seven-day stretch of gun violence during which at least 26 people were wounded of killed in Philadelphia.

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