Police investigate the crime scene after a 19-year-old was fatally shot in a park at Buist Avenue and 77th Street in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia shortly before 8:30 Monday night. Police rushed him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Five more people, including three more teens, were wounded in four additional shooting incidents beginning earlier Monday evening in Philadelphia.
The first shooting victim Monday evening was a 39-year-old man who was shot in the area of West Dauphin and North Fawn Streets in North Philadelphia. He was reported in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital with a leg wound.
Just before 6 p.m., two 17-year-olds were wounded when a shooter opened fire on their car in the area of North 5th Street and West Lindley Avenue in the Olney section of the city. Both victims were reported in stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Police said that their car was found riddled with bullet holes, according to philly.com.
A 15-year-old was rushed to St. Christopher’s after he was shot three times in the are of North 7th and West Tioga Street just after 11:30 p.m. He was reported in stable condition.
Two more people had been wounded along different sections of Tioga Street over the weekends.
Just after 2 a.m., a 36-year-old man was shot multiple times in the Area of Broad Street and Erie Avenue. Police rushed the victim to Einstein Medical Center, where he was reported in stable condition.
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