Confrontation leaves man wounded Sunday night in Northeast Philadelphia; more weekend shooting incidents reported across the region

Ferndale Road Shooting

Police investigate and neighbors look on following a shooting incident in the Bustelton section of Philadelphia late Sunday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Ferndale Road ShootingPolice said that a father and son met another man about a cell phone on Ferndale Road near Kentwood Street when a physical confrontation broke out and the other man was wounded. Medics rushed him to Aria Health Torresdale, where he was reported in critical condition, according to police.

Ferndale Road ShootingThe father and son were also held for questioning after being treated at the hospital for minor injuries. Two fired shell casings, two firearms and a Chrysler remained at the scene during the investigation.

In a later incident, police took two men into custody and recovered two weapons after a gun battle in North Philadelphia, according to

Police took another shooting victim to Hahnemann University Hospital after he was shot in the back in the area of 18th and Parrish Streets overnight in the Francisville section of the city.

Philadelphia Police officers made another arrest after a shooting left a man in critical condition early Friday, according to a 6ABC report.

CBS3 reported that two men and a 16-year-old boy were taken to Temple University Hospital after a shooting incident outside a recreation center Sunday morning in North Philadelphia.

In nearby Chester, reported a fatal shooting Saturday night and 6ABC says another shooting left a man in critical condition Sunday night.

Five people were shot this weekend in Wilmington, Delaware. According to, shootings in the city were up 22 percent in the first six months of 2013. Police arrested one man in Wilmington Saturday in connection with an incident that left a 5-year-old girl wounded last week, according to a CBS3 report.

Police arrested two men on weapons charges Friday night in Camden, NJ, after reports of someone pointing a gun at a child, according to In Trenton, NJ, an alleged drug crew leader was killed, raising the risk of retaliation, according to another report.

Officials in Atlantic County, NJ, have a man in custody who they say fired around 20 shots in his own home and called 911, believing there was an intruder, according to a report from CBS3.

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