Violent week continues: Two killed and five wounded in 24 hours

Crowson01 copyPhiladelphia Police officers draw their weapons as they rush the scene after a man fled while police were investigating a shooting in the Germantown section of Philadelphia overnight. Photographs by Joseph Kaczmarek for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

This week’s gun violence outbreak continued Thursday, with seven more victims reported across Philadelphia, including two fatalities in the 24-hour span beginning with the discovery of a body Thursday morning.

A neighbor found the body of a young man in an alley on the 3700 block of M Street in Harrowgate at about 8 a.m. The victim appeared to have been shot three times.

One teen was killed and two more were wounded in an incident Thursday afternoon near Overbrook High School. The young man who died was an innocent bystander, according to NBC10, which also reported that police now consider one of the wounded teens to be a suspect in the incident as well.

A 50-year-old man was reported in critical condition after he was shot Thursday on the 6200 block of North 15th Street in the Ogontz section of the city. A 27-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot five times in the same incident.

According to a report from CBS3, authorities believe at least two different weapons were used in Ogontz, adding that police say there may have been a gun battle.

The SWAT team was on location in Germantown overnight.

The SWAT team was on location in Germantown overnight.

A 29-year-old man was shot twice on Germantown Avenue near East Hortter Street late Thursday night and reported in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center.

Two people were killed and five more were wounded by gunfire Wednesday night in Philadelphia, two more were killed and six were wounded across the city Tuesday night.

Three people were shot to death and eight more were wounded last weekend ion Philadelphia.

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