Philadelphia Police investigators gather evidence at the scene after a 19-year-old man was shot to death Monday night in the Southwark section of the city. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.
Officials said that at least 22 shots were fired and that the young man was struck at least 10 times at about 10:45 p.m. on the 1300 block of South 5th Street. Police rushed the victim to Jefferson Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police said that they recovered shell casings from at least three different weapons and that the close proximity to the victim indicates that most of the shots were fired at point blank range, according to NBC10. 6ABC says that police are searching for three suspects.
Five more men were wounded in separate incidents reported across the city Monday:
- Police rushed a man to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot in the face shortly after 10 p.m. in the area of 2900 West Oxford Street in the Brewerytown section of the city.
- A 24-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in the area of South 60th Street at Cobbs Creek Parkway in Southwest Philadelphia at about 9:30 p.m., and was rushed by police to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, or HUP, where he was reported in stable condition.
- A 23-year-old man was also reported in stable condition at HUP after he was shot in the arm in the area of 35th and Mount Vernon Streets in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.
- A 21-year-old was reported in stable condition at HUP after he was shot several times and found at on 22nd Street near McKean Street in the Girard Park section of South Philadelphia.
- And a 29-year-old man was reported in critical condition after he was shot Monday afternoon on McMahon Street near East Locust Avenue in East Germantown.
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