One man is dead and six more people were wounded as another outbreak of gun violence emerged across Philadelphia Thursday.
A woman was slightly injured after someone opened fire during a funeral for a recent shooting victim in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia at about 2:30 p.m. Services were underway for Jamahl Miller, who was shot to death Tuesday night at 5th and Reed Streets, according to CBS3.
The victim was shot in the leg, according to a report at NBC10. She was reported in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, or HUP.
A 30-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the hand at about 4:30 p.m. in the area of Whitaker Avenue and East Luzerne Street.
A 25-year-old man was reported in critical condition at HUP after he was shot on a basketball court near Lindbergh Boulevard and South 68th Street in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia.
Other players put the victim in a car and rushed him to the hospital, according to CBS3. Police said that the shooter fired at least 5 rounds as children played nearby, according to a 6ABC report. NBC10 added that police records show more than 50 shootings at city recreation centers and playgrounds since 2010.
Medics rushed a 23-year-old man to HUP, where he was reported critical after he was shot in the Belmont section of the city shortly after 6 p.m. Authorities told CBS3 that the man was sitting inside a beige Chevy Impala when he was shot multiple times in the upper part of his body.
Police officers shot a man they report had pointed a gun at them in the area of 71st Street and Paschall Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia at about 9 p.m. The suspect was pronounced dead at HUP a short time later.
Officials told the Philadelphia Inquirer that officers were chasing the 21-year-old man when he pulled a loaded 9mm Ruger from his waistband and aimed in their direction. No police officers were injured during the incident, according to CBS3. NBC10 added that Internal Affairs officials are reviewing the case.
A 36-year-old man was reported in critical condition after he was shot three times at about 10:15 p.m. on Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia. Finally, a 30-year-old man was reported stable after he was shot on the 5100 block of Akron Street at about 10:45 p.m. in the Frankford section of the city.
More than 90 people were wounded or killed as gun violence spiked across Philadelphia last month.
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