One man was killed and four more were wounded in shooting incidents reported from Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning in Philadelphia.
Medics rushed a 30-year man to Hahnemann University Hospital from a the scene of a car accident on North 33rd Street near Girard Avenue on the edge of Brewerytown early Saturday morning. Doctors pronounced the victim dead and discovered that he had suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.
According to a report from 6ABC, police also found a handgun on the front seat and several bullet holes in the victim’s car, which was also heavily damaged from the crash.
Weekend gun violence began Friday afternoon when a 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in the area of North 15th and West Loudon Streets in the Logan section of Philadelphia. The victim was reported in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Friday, police rushed a 52-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after he was shot in the back, in the area of 33rd and Mount Vernon Streets in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia.
A 19-year-old man was reported in stable condition with a foot wound at HUP after he was shot in the area of 26th Street an Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia just before 10 p.m.
A 53-year-old man was reported in stable condition after he was shot on Hellerman Street near Algon Avenue in Oxford Circle around 11:15 p.m. Friday.
The Philadelphia Daily News reported that a man who was shot six times in the are of 55th and Christian Streets in Cobbs Creek early Friday morning was pronounced dead a few hours later at HUP. FOX29 previously reported that the victim was shot while sitting in a car.
Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies, who was wounded earlier this week, was awake and talking Friday, according to a report from CBS3, adding that a “Healing Mass” and additional blood drive have been scheduled.
Davies’ family thanked the community for support in a message released through the police department Friday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Events have been scheduled this weekend, including a remembrance of Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker, Jr., who was shot to death one year ago, and a Walk for Peace on Sunday.
One of the two detectives wounded in Trenton, NJ, this week was still in critical condition Friday, according to a 6ABC report. The domestic violence victim they were protecting tells FOX29 that the detectives saved here life.
Also in Trenton, a man identified as Kayron Jones, 25, was shot and killed in a home invasion early Friday, according to nj.com, which also reported earlier this week that the NJ attorney general was announcing plans to combat surging violent and gun crime in Trenton.
In Camden, NJ, woman was killed Friday when gunfire from the street shattered a window at the rowhouse where she lived, hitting her multiple times, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. CBS3 identified the victim as 53-year-old Consuelo Lowber.
Police reported that a 37-year-old man was shot in the back late Thursday in east Allentown, PA, according to mcall.com.
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