Neighbors watch as police search for ballistic evidence after a 21-year-old man was shot and killed on the 1700 block of Wylie Street in the Francisville section of Philadelphia late Wednesday night. The victim was shot several times at about 11:30 p.m. and rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital by Philadelphia Fire Department medics, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
For the second night in a row, gun violence left two people dead and multiple victims wounded across Philadelphia.
Six separate shooting incidents were reported in the span of less than 12 hours from Wednesday afternoon into early morning Thursday. A 16-year-old boy was among those wounded.
The shooting began at about 2:45 Thursday afternoon when two men, ages 18 and 24, were shot in the area of 2500 South Millick Street in Southwest Philadelphia.
Both victims were reported in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, or HUP. Police told FOX 29 that at least 38 shots were fired during this incident.
A 24-year-old man was reported in critical condition at HUP after he was shot in the 2600 block of Tasker Street in South Philadelphia. A bystander was struck by a stray bullet but saved by his belt buckle, according to a report at 6ABC.
Just after 8:30 p.m., a 16-year-old was shot in the leg on the 6400 block of Elmwood Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia, and rushed by medics to HUP, where he was reported stable. 6ABC said he was wounded during an attempted robbery in front of a water ice stand.
A 28-year-old man was rushed to Einstein Medical Center, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the shoulder at about 1 a.m. Thursday in the area of 6100 Henry Avenue in Roxborough.
At about 2:30 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times on the 5600 block of Lansdowne Avenue in Overbrook. Police rushed the victim to HUP, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
(View Philadelphia overnight shooting incidents in a larger map.)
The recent outbreak followed a wave of warm weather across the city, beginning with three people killed by gunfire and eight wounded over last weekend.
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