Gun violence outbreak leaves three dead and four wounded in Philadelphia

A large crowd gathers as police investigate a fatal shooting on Allegheny Avenue in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Monday night. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A large crowd gathers as police investigate a fatal shooting on Allegheny Avenue in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Monday night. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

While national media focused on a shooting incident that left three people dead Monday night in rural Pennsylvania, three more people were killed and four others were wounded by gunfire overnight in Philadelphia.

G Street & Allegheny Avenue HomicideAccording to police, a 37-year-old man was shot twice at point-blank range on Allegheny Avenue near G Street shortly after 11 p.m. Monday and pronounced dead by medics who responded to the scene. Police said they located twelve 9mm shell casings nearby.

Slideshow: Crowd gathers as police investigate fatal shooting on Allegheny Avenue. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek. [slideshow_deploy id=’13244′]

A suspect opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, striking the victim along with several parked cars, according to a report from 6ABCFOX29 reports that at least a dozen shots were fired and that police believe the victim was targeted. Police said they were looking into possible surveillance video from area businesses, according to NBC10.

Three people were wounded in another shooting incident in Kensington Monday night. A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 26-year-old man was grazed in the head shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the area of 400 Hart Lane, near Boudinot Street and East Indiana Avenue.

Both men were take to Temple University Hospital and a 17-year-old was later located at Temple’s Episcopal Campus after he suffered a leg wound in the same incident. All three victims were reported in stable condition. Police found seven spent shell casings from a semiautomatic handgun at the crime scene, according to a Philadelphia Daily News report.

A 33-year-old man was shot to death at around 11 p.m. Monday on North Creighton Street, near Wyalusing Avenue and 52nd Street in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. Police said the victim was shot in the head with a semi-automatic weapon while sitting on a bench near a basketball court, according to 6ABC.

As we reported earlier, police are searching for the shooter who killed an 18-year-old woman and critically wounded a man in Northeast Philadelphia home overnight. Philadelphia homicide detectives are investigating all three fatal shootings incidents, according to reports from CBS3.

Police are looking for a suspect after four people were shot in Montclair, NJ, early Tuesday, according to a report from NJ.com. In Allentown, PA, police are investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy Monday night, according to wfmz.com.

The three people killed when a gunman opened fire at the Ross Twp., PA, municipal meeting have now been identified, according to poconorecord.com. Pocono Record reporter Chris Reber, who was attending the meeting, shared a firsthand account.

Meanwhile, dozens of residents participated in a National Night Out kickoff event in South Philadelphia Monday night, according to reports from CBS3 and NBC10.

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