Weekend gun violence leaves one dead and six wounded in Philadelphia

77th & Ogontz Ave ShootingA distraught friend of the victim sits and watches as police investigate, and walks past his damaged truck below, after a shooting incident late Sunday night in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

77th & Ogontz Ave ShootingAccording to police, a gunman opened fire, wounding a 25-year-old man as he was getting into his truck, which was parked on 77th Avenue near Ogontz Avenue.

Police said the victim and his friend fled from the gunfire to a nearby 7-Eleven store and that responding officers rushed the wounded man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

A report at 6ABC said that the victim’s wounded were believed to be non-life threatening.

77th & Ogontz Ave Shooting

Four more men were being treated at area hospitals after they were shot in separate incidents Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Two men, ages 25 and 27, were rushed to Einstein Medical Center after they were wounded in an incident on Provident Street near Limekiln Pike in Eat Mount Airy at about 9:30 Saturday.

Medics rushed a 17-year-old to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot on Windsor Avenue near South 59th Street in Southwest Philadelphia at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday. At about the same time, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg in the area of South 52nd and Spruce Streets in West Philadelphia. He was reported in stable condition at HUP.

As we previously reported, one man was killed and five more were wounded in separate shooting incidents reported from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Police have now identified the victim and a suspect in the case where a man was killed after responding to an online ad to buy an ATV.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have now tracked 74 shooting victims reported across Philadelphia this month. At least ten people have died and eight more were initially reported in critical condition, including three women and two teens.

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Additional shooting victims were reported across the region this weekend, including incidents in Allentown, Harrisburg, Atlantic City and Trenton.

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