Police investigate the crime scene after a 19-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting incident late Monday night in the Francisville section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to investigators, police were dispatched by radio at about 11 p.m. and responding officers found a 19-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to his back and legs, on Ginnodo Street, near the intersection of Ridge and Girard Avenues.
Police rushed the victim to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in extremely critical condition, police said. Investigators said the victim was shot at least eight times at very close range with a .40 caliber handgun. Police said a car and two homes on the block were also stuck by bullets.
As we reported earlier, a Philadelphia police officer was seriously wounded in a shooting late Tuesday morning. Latest reports: Philadelphia Police officer wounded; suspect in custody.
At about the same time as the East Germantown shooting incident Monday night, a 21-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the area of 55th and Poplar Streets in West Philadelphia. The victim was reported in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As we reported earlier, another man was critically wounded after a shooting in East Germantown Monday night.
One victim was hospitalized following a shooting in Pleasantville, NJ, according to PeessofAtlanticCity.com, which also reported that police were investigating a shooting in Atlantic City. Check yesterday’s #GunCrisis report on weekend gun violence incidents from across the Philadelphia region.