Neighbors look on as police investigate a shooting incident which left a 43-year-old man in critical condition Tuesday night in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Investigators believe that the man was shot during an attempted robbery on Widener Street and then ran around the corner and collapsed in front of the Happy House Chinese restaurant on Ogontz Avenue.
According to police, patrol officers responded to a report of gunfire at about 11 p.m. and found a the victim suffering from four gunshot wounds to his hands, shoulder and lower back.
Medics rushed the wounded man to Einstein Medical Center.
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Just a few minutes later, a 21-year-old man was wounded in a separate shooting incident on Enfield Avenue, not far from Solly and Torresdale Avenues in the Holmesburg section of the city. Medics rushed the victim to the Aria Health Torresdale Campus, where he was reported in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.
Police are looking for the shooter, according to myfoxphilly.com, but a report from 6ABC says that they have made no arrests. The motive was not immediately known and the shooting remains under investigation, according to CBS3.
A 32-year-old man was reported in stable condition at Jefferson University Hospital after he was wounded in a shooting incident shortly before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of South 5th Street and Washington Avenue in Queen Village.
A man and a little girl were shot late Tuesday in Allentown, as a young gunman repeatedly fired a pistol after a robbery, according to a report from mcall.com
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