(Green pins represent Tuesday night incidents. Monday’s incidents are in blue. View Philadelphia gun violence outbreak: August 19-21 in a larger map.)
Shooters killed one man and wounded four Tuesday night in Philadelphia, continuing a violent stretch from last weekend that peaked with three people killed and eight wounded on Monday. In a separate incident, police shot and killed a gun suspect.
According to police, an officer opened fire on a man who pointed at gun at them on Glenwood Avenue near 22nd Street in North Philadelphia Tuesday evening. Police said they recovered and .357 caliber revolver and a 9mm handgun from the suspect’s car.
The incident began when the driver of the car fled a police traffic stop, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. According to FOX29, the speeding suspects crashed into a van with two adults and three children inside. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the driver was arrested and that no one else was hurt.
At about 10:15 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot and killed on Seymour Street near Wayne Avenue in the Germantown section of the city. Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital but he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that ballistic evidence indicated that at least six shots were fired from a semiautomatic handgun, and that spent shell casings near the body indicated that the victim was shot at point-blank range. 6ABC has a video report.
Shortly before 10 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg on North 8th Street near West Butler Street in the Hunting Park section of the city. The victim was reported in stable condition at Temple.
Medics rushed a 28-year-old man to Temple, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot in the back at about 10:45 p.m. on North Swanson Street, near A and Somerset Streets in the Kensington section of the city.
Two men were reported in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after they were wounded in a shooting incident at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 40th Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia. A 32-year-old man was shot four times and a 29-year-old was struck twice.
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