Bullets miss baby as gunfire wounds two men Monday night in Francisville

Kelly1Police investigate the scene after two men were shot Monday night in the Francisville section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

Kelly2LPolice cars rushed both victims to Hahnemann University Hospital, where they were reported in stable condition following the incident, which took place at about 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of Perkiomen and Wylie Streets.

One man had been shot in the arm and the other was grazed on the head. According to police and witnesses at the scene, one of the wounded men was holding a baby when he was shot.

Neighbors said that they after heard gunfire and called 911. At least eight shell casings were found on the street.

The baby did not suffer any physical injuries, but was also taken to the hospital for evaluation.

FrancisvilleShoot08aIn a separate incident, a 26-year-old man was reported in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot multiple times at about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the area of 40th and Poplar Streets in West Philadelphia.

In the latest incident, medics rushed a 25-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in West William Street, near 12th and Cambria Streets in North Philadelphia at about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The victim was able to walk to a nearby fire station for help, according to 6ABC.

Four people were shot in separate incidents earlier Monday and a total of 18 people were wounded by gunfire over the holiday weekend in Philadelphia.

Kelly3The Gun Crisis Reporting Project is an award-winning, independent, nonprofit journalism community striving to illuminate the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia — and to find solutions.

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