Gun violence leaves two dead and six wounded Monday in Philadelphia

TK1Police investigate at the scene after a 20-year-old man was shot to death late Monday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Tom Kelly IV.

TK2LThe incident took place in front of the Stanton Elementary School at North 16th and West Sergeant Streets shortly after 11 p.m., according to police.

Responding officers rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck, but that he was pronounced dead a short time later.

A large pool of blood, several spent shell casings, a bicycle, and a clip to a semi-automatic handgun were all found at the scene. The victim was shot twice at close range while riding the bicycle, according to 6ABC.

UPDATE: Police have now identified the dead man as Jerome Daughtry, 20, of 16th Street near Cumberland, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.


According to a report from, this incident happened three blocks from Sunday’s shooting at the Winchester playground, where two people were hurt when a gunman opened fire on a crowded basketball court.

Five more people were wounded in two separate shooting incidents Monday afternoon, according to reports from CBS3 and NBC10. An 18-year-old woman was among the victims of a triple shooting in West Oak Lane, according to the Philadelphia Daily News, which also said both men wounded in a Fairhill incident were hospitalized in serious condition.

As we previously reported, one man was killed and another was wounded in a confrontation with police and FBI agents Monday afternoon in the East Mount Airy section of the city.

Early Tuesday morning, a man in his 30s was shot in the head while driving in the city’s Port Richmond section. A report from 6ABC said the victim was in extremely critical condition.

At about the same time, two masked men armed with automatic weapons were involved in a home-invasion robbery in West Philadelphia, according to another 6ABC report. One shot was fired but no injuries were reported.