Shootings leave one dead, one critically wounded, just hours apart on the same block in North Philadelphia

Germantown Avenue HomicideA crowd looks on as police investigate the crime scene after a fatal shooting Wednesday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Germantown Avenue HomicideAccording to police, they responded to reports of gunshots on Germantown Avenue near West Indiana Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. and found a 19-year-old man who had been shot twice in the head.

According to 6ABC, responding officers rushed the teen to Temple University Hospital where he later died. Police told NBC10 that the victim was shot at very close range.

When police picked the victim up to take him to the hospital, a handgun fell out of his waistband, according to a Philadelphia Daily News report.

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Germantown Avenue ShootingAfter police completed their investigation and left a few hours later, a group of mourners came to pay their respects and had placed a teddy bear at the scene when a gunman opened fire, striking a 38-year-old man in the chest.

The victim was rushed to Temple University Hospital in critical condition, according to 6ABC. Investigators were treating the shootings as separate incidents but weren’t ruling out that the shootings could be connected, according to an NBC10 report.

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Another man was killed and three more were wounded in separate shooting incidents reported across the city earlier Wednesday.

A 19-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon in the Carroll Park section of West Philadelphia. CBS3 reported that the unidentified victim was shot once in the chest and the suspect was seen fleeing on Girard Avenue, according to police. The Philadelphia Daily News later reported that suspected shooter was in custody, but had not been identified.

Two men were shot at Mascher and West Cambria Streets in Fairhill Wednesday afternoon. Both 24-year-old victims were reported in stable condition, according to the Daily News.

Another 24-year-old man was shot in the area of South 7th and Mountain Streets in the Southwark section of South Philadelphia at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was reported in stable condition at Jefferson University Hospital.

An 18-year-old was shot in the left calf early Thursday at 16th and West Stile Streets in North Philadelphia, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, adding that the victim was taken to Hahnemann Hospital in stable condition.

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