Young neighbors watch television crews at the scene of a shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning, while another reacts on a nearby stoop. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to police, officers responded to a radio call for a shooting, found an 18-year-old man who had been struck once in the abdomen and transported him to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition following the midnight incident.
Six more shooting victims reported Thursday evening and overnight in Philadelphia. As we reported earlier, a man and a woman were wounded in an incident at about 11:30 p.m. in the West Oak Lane section of the city.
Three men in their 20s were wounded in a 7 p.m. incident on Greenway Avenue near 49th Street in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia. According to a 6ABC report, authorities said one victim was wounded in the leg, a second was shot in the face and shoulder, and the third was shot in the buttocks.
Police rushed a 19-year-old man to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was reported in stable condition after a shooting incident in the area of Powelton Avenue and Wiota Street, near 40th Street in West Philadelphia at about 10:15 p.m.
Three people were taken into custody and two guns were recovered following an FBI car chase Thursday in Kensington, according to 6ABC. Sources told CBS3 that one of the men was believed to be a man wanted by the FBI for armed robbery and assault charges.
Police say four armed men posing as utility workers forced their way into a North Philadelphia home, tied up the 67-year-old, pistol whipped him and demanded cash, according to a FOX29 report. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey warned resident not to let unexpected utility workers into their homes, according to CBS3.
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