One of the worst gun violence outbreaks in recent memory left three people dead and eight wounded — five of them critically — across Philadelphia Monday. One triple shooting and two double shootings were reported, and at least five of the victims were in their teens.
A worker located the body of a young man at a construction site on Northeast Boulevard, not far from Red Lion Road in the Bustleton section of northeast Philadelphia at about 7:15 a.m. Monday. Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Daquan Crump, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
Police rushed an 18-year-old woman to Hahnemann University Hospital, where she was reported in critical condition following a shooting incident Monday afternoon on Master Street between 18th and 19th Streets in North Philadelphia.
Two men were wounded in a shooting incident on the area of Germantown Avenue and West Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia at 5:15 p.m. Monday.
Police rushed a 34-year-old man from the scene to Temple University Hospital after he was shot five times in the legs and groin, according to a CBS3 report, adding that the second victim, a 33-year-old man, was shot in the leg and also treated at Temple.
Two more men were shot in an incident shortly before 7 p.m. Monday on North Percy Street, near North 9th and Pike Streets in the Hunting Park section of the city. According to a Philadelphia Daily News report, a 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital and a 23-year-old man was reported in critical condition.
CBS3 reported at the victims were brothers and that both had been shot in the torso by a man with a shotgun. A police SWAT surrounded a home in search of the gunman but it proved to be empty, according to 6ABC.
Just after 9 p.m. Monday, police responding to the sound of gunfire found a man who had been shot multiple times lying on the sidewalk at Broad and Ontario Streets, in front of Temple University Hospital in North Philadelphia.
At about 9:30 p.m., a man in his 30s was shot and wounded in the area of 41st and Ogden Streets in West Philadelphia. Police rushed the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in critical condition.
Shortly after 10 p.m., three young men were wounded in a shooting incident in the area of 1700 South Taylor Street, near Morris and 25th Streets in South Philadelphia.
One 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and another 17-year-old was reported in critical condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. An 18-year-old was reported in stable condition at HUP with a leg wound.
According to a 6ABC report, a large crowd gathered at the crime scene, and additional police units were called in.
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