Shooting victim run over by motorist Monday night in Fernhill, dies at hospital

Morris Street HomicidePolice investigate and neighbors look on after a 21-year-old man was shot three times and then accidentally run over by a motorist Monday night in the Fernhill section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Morris Street HomicideAccording to police, they responded to the report of gunfire at 10:05 p.m. and found the victim lying in the intersection of Morris and West Apsley Streets with multiple gunshot wounds as well as injuries suffered when a motorist accidentally drove over him.

Investigators said the motorist remained on scene and was cooperating with the homicide investigation. A large crime scene stretched for a block along Fernhill Park where several parked cars had also been struck by bullets.

The victim was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital, according to a report from 6ABCNBC10 reports that police did not charged the the driver in connection with the incident.

Slideshow: Police investigate Fernhill shooting scene. Photographs by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’12453′]

Five more people were wounded by gunfire on the first day of July in Philadelphia:

As we reported earlier, medics rushed a man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot in the head early Monday morning in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg on Elmhurst Street near East Howell Street in the Crescentville section of the city. At about 11:15 Monday night, a 32-year-old man was shot in the arm on Rodman Street near 53rd Street in West Philadelphia.

And then close to midnight, an 18-year-old man was shot in the area of Wyalusing Avenue and 43rd Street in West Philadelphia. The last three victims were reported in stable condition at area hospitals.

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