The latest outbreak of gun violence continued overnight with nine more shooting victims — including two women and several teens — reported across Philadelphia. One person has died and three more were critically wounded.
A 21-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting Friday night on 32nd Street near Mt. Vernon Street in the Mantua section of Philadelphia. Police rushed the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was placed in critical condition.
A 26-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital after he was shot in the back and grazed on the head Friday night in the are of North 5th and West Westmoreland Streets in North Philadelphia.
Police responding to a report of gunshots found a teenager fatally wounded at Arrot and Penn Streets in the Frankford section of the city Friday night.
According to police, they received a call for gunshots at the intersection around 9:40 p.m. and found the victim lying on the sidewalk . Police said the unidentified male was approximately 16 to 19 years-old and was pronounced on scene by medics. A large crowd of neighbors gathered around the perimeter of the crime scene watching police move around the victim’s body still lying in Arrott Street. Police said the victim appeared to be very young and estimated that he was between 15 and 19 years old, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. CBS3 is reporting that there have been no arrests.
Three teenagers were wounded by gunfire, one critically, in an incident on Parrish Street near 12th in North Philadelphia shortly before midnight Friday. Police and medics rushed all three victims to Hahnemann University Hospital.
A 17-year-old was shot once in the left hip and once in the back, according to NBC10, adding that an 18-year-old was struck once in the buttocks and a 19-year-old was struck once in t He is currently in stable condition.
The 17-year-old is in critical condition, according to a CBS3 report, which added that the others were reported in stable condition.
Two women and a man were wounded in a shooting incident on Cheltenham Avenue near 18th Street in West Oak Lane at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Medics rushed all three victims to Einstein Medical Center, where one of the women was reported in critical condition.
Police said the victims were standing outside of Winston’s Lounge on 18th and Cheltenham around 3:45 a.m., according to NBC10.
According to a 6ABC report, police said three armed suspects opened fire on a group of people at the scene.
At least 25 people have been shot in Philadelphia since Wednesday.
One man was killed and six people were wounded Thursday night. Four more people were shot, one fatally, early Thursday morning in Philadelphia, and another man was killed in a double shooting Wednesday night.
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