13-year-old among victims wounded in overnight shooting incidents

Front & Fairmount Shots FiredPhiladelphia Police officers search for ballistic evidence after gunfire was reported near in the area of Front Street and Fairmount Avenue, near a nightclub in in Northern Liberties early Saturday morning. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Front & Fairmount Shots FiredAccording to police on scene, no shooting victims were located but they found six 9mm shell casings and a vehicle with several bullet holes in the parking lot. Police stopped a vehicle that matched witness descriptions on Columbus Boulevard and detained two men.

A neighbor tweeted an update this morning.

Officers were also checking reports of a stabbing victim at the same location. The 31-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital, according to philly.com.

Front & Fairmount Shots Fired

At least six people were wounded by gunfire in five other incident reported across Philadelphia beginning Friday evening and leading into the overnight hours. Just before 9 p.m., a 13-year-old was shot in the leg in the area of 6200 Musgrave Street in East Germantown.

Officials said that an argument broke out among a group of people and one man fired a gun, according CBS3. Police told NBC10 the teen was an innocent bystander who was walking nearby. The child was transported in a police cruiser to Einstein Medical Center, according to philly.com.

Joe Kaczmarek of the Gun Crisis Reporting project reported updates from a community member using Twitter at the scene.

Earlier Friday evening, a 32-year-old man was dropped off at Temple University Hospital with gunshot wounds in each leg. According to 6ABC, the incident happened around 6:30 Friday night on the 4900 block of Catherine Street in West Philadelphia.

A 38-year-old man was in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after the report of a shooting on the 5200 block of Vine Street in West Philadelphia at about 10 p.m.

A short time later, a 27-year old man was shot on the 200 block of North Robinson Street and rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported stable. According to NBC10, a mother and daughter were also injured by shattered glass during this incident.

Shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday, a man and a woman were shot on the 5800 block of Pentridge Street in the Kingsessing section of the city, and rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where they were also reported in stable condition. According to 6ABC, police say the 31-year-old woman was shot in the back and 43-year-old man was shot in the arm.

NBC10 also reported an incident where a stray bullet shattered the window of a SEPTA bus carrying a dozen passengers at 63rd and Walnut Streets Friday night in Southwest Philadelphia, but no injuries were reported.


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