Tuesday night shootings leave one dead and four wounded across Philadelphia

Perkiomen Street HomicideEvidence markers litter the crime scene after a man was shot and killed shortly before 11 p.m. Monday night on Perkiomen Street near Francis Street in the Francisville section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Police officers were responding to reports of gunfire and found a man in his 20s suffering from a chest wound, according to investigators. Police said that they located 30 pieces of ballistic evidence from two different weapons at the scene.

Police rushed the victim to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:10 p.m., according to philly.com.

According to 6ABC, there have been no arrests and police are searching for the suspect. CBS3 said that police received multiple calls reporting gunfire, and that K-9 dogs were brought in to help with the search.

Slideshow: Police investigate Francisville shooting scene. Photographs by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’12261′]

Earlier Monday night, a 58-year-old man was reported in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot inside a home on Tasker Street near 32nd Street on the edge of Grays Ferry in South Philadelphia.

Local media reports identify the victim as a Vietnam veteran and say he was attacked inside his own home. According to CBS3, the victim was reportedly alert and communicating with police, but NBC10 reported that he didn’t get a good look at the intruder.

Police said it was around 8:40 p.m. when the victim and his 61-year-old brother heard banging at their door, according to 6ABC. Philly.com reported that the heavy, wooden front door was knocked off its hinges and that the victim was shot in the arm and the abdomen.

At least three shots were fired but nothing was taken from the home, according to a report from NBC10, adding that police said the victim is expected to survive.

A man was shot seven times Monday night in Harrowgate. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A man was shot seven times Monday night in Harrowgate. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

In other incidents: A 20-year-old man was reported stable with a foot wound after he was shot at about 2 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 56th and Master Streets in West Philadelphia.

As we reported earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot seven times Monday evening in the Harrowgate section of Philadelphia. Medics rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in critical but stable condition.

At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have now tracked 79 shooting victims reported across Philadelphia this month. At least 11 people have died and 10 more were initially reported in critical condition, including three women and two teens.

(View Philadelphia shooting victim reports for June, 2013 in a larger map.)

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