One man was killed and six more people, including one woman, were wounded in shooting incidents reported across Philadelphia in the span of nine hours beginning Thursday evening. Two of the wounded men were reported in critical condition.
Medics rushed an 18-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot in the stomach inside a home on Birch Street near Frankford Avenue in the Kensington section of Philadelphia at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to a report from 6ABC, Philadelphia Police arrested a juvenile who may have shot his cousin while playing with a gun. Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that the 15-year-old admitted to shooting his cousin by accident.
Police rushed a 23-year-old man to Temple, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot at about 10 p.m. in the area of 6th and Huntingdon Streets the Hartranft section of the city.
One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting incident reported on South Ringgold Street, near Tasker and 24th Streets at about 10:45 p.m. in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. The surviving victim was reported in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Police said that least nine shots were fired on the block, according to a Philadelphia Daily News report. According to 6ABC, police are trying to determine if an argument caused a gunman to open fire.
A 23-year-old was shot in the leg at about 11 p.m. on Ogden Street near 51st in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. Medics rushed the victim to HUP, where he was reported in stable condition.
A 22-year-old woman was reported stable at HUP after she was shot in the leg at about 2 a.m. Friday on Alden Street, near Kingsessing Avenue and and 57th Street in the Kingsessing section.
In the latest incident, police rushed a man to HUP, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot numerous times at about 3:20 a.m. on Woodland Avenue near 66th Street in Southwest Philadelphia. Officials told 6ABC that the victim was struck in the shoulder, arms and buttocks.
Police officers shot three men, one fatally, in confrontations with gun suspects Wednesday.
Eighteen shooting victims were reported over the holiday weekend in Philadelphia.
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