Two teens were among six people wounded in shooting incidents reported between 9 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday in Philadelphia.
Gunfire left two people wounded on a playground near Levick and Hawthorne Streets in the Mayfair section of the city Friday night. Both men, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, were critically wounded, according to a report from 6ABC, which also added that they were were taken to Nazareth Hospital but later transferred to Temple University Hospital. Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that an argument precipitated the shooting.
Police rushed a 27-year-old man to Temple after he was shot on North 23rd Street near West Diamond Street in West Philadelphia around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. He was reported in stable condition. A 26-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center after he was shot just before 2 a.m. on Rising Sun Avenue near East Clarkson Avenue in Olney.
Two 17-year-olds were wounded in the latest incident, as shots were fired at about 2:45 a.m. on Markland Street, near Hunting Park and Castor Avenues in the Juniata Park section of the city. Both were reported in stable condition at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
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