Gun violence updates: Five men wounded overnight in Philadelphia

Three men were wounded in a shooting incident at about 2:15 a.m. Friday on Buist Avenue near Island Avenue in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia.

Investigators believe that a shootout took place between someone on the street and three people inside a car, according to a report from 6ABC, which added that victims were able to drive themselves to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. Two were treated and released, but the third was admitted.

Medics rushed a 17-year-old to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot six times in the area of Horrocks and Levick Streets in the Oxford Circle section of the city at about 9 p.m. Thursday.

A 36-year-old man was shot multiple times Thursday night on North 6th Street near Pike Street in the Hunting Park section of the city. Police rushed the wounded man to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police opened fire on armed intruders when they interrupted a home invasion early Friday morning on North 16th Street near West Butler Street in the Tioga section of the city. According to a report from CBS3, one suspect was captured, another was still on the loose, and no injuries were reported.

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Police blog released a video, seeking to identify the gunman who robbed a bar Tuesday morning on Castor Avenue in the Oxford Circle section of the city.

In Trenton, NJ, the capital city’s yearly record for homicides was shattered just after noon Thursday when Brandon Nance, 26, was shot to death outside a bakery, marking this year’s 32nd homicide, according to

University of Delaware Police said that a New Castle-area man, sought in connection with a shooting incident on the campus last week, was arrested Tuesday, while two others were charged with hindering the investigation, according to a report from

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