Seven shooting victims mark start of holiday weekend in Philadelphia

Taylor Street and Cambria Street ShootingA young neighbor watches the police investigation after a 27-year-old man was shot four times in North Philadelphia Friday night. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Taylor Street and Cambria Street ShootingAccording to police, officers responded to the report of a shooting at about 9:20 p.m. and found a man suffering from arm and leg wounds on Cambria Street near North Taylor Street.

Medics rushed the wounded man to Temple University Hospital. Police told the Philadelphia Daily News that he was in critical condition.

Slideshow: Police investigate Cambria Street shooting scene. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’13674′]

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said that an extended-capacity magazine for a semi-automatic handgun was found underneath the victim, and that 23 pieces of ballistic evidence were found on scene, but no gun was located.

The first shooting victim of the weekend was reported early Friday evening at Temple, where a 21-year-old man was reported in stable condition after he showed up with arm and shoulder wounds.

A man and two women were treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after they were wounded shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday in the area of 46th and Walnut Streets in West Philadelphia. A 24-year-old man was reported in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds and the women, ages 21 and 27, were in stable condition with graze wounds.

Police told 6ABC that an argument started inside a bar and led to the shooting outside. CBS3 says that two people opened fire, according to police. Another triple shooting wounded three men early Friday morning in Southwest Philadelphia.

Police rushed a 28-yeast-old man to Einstein Medical Center, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot three times during a robbery in a restaurant overnight on Ogontz Avenue near East Walnut Lane in the West Oak Lance section of the city.

A 25-year-old man was reported stable at Temple with graze wounds after he was wounded on North 19th Street near West Sedgley Avenue shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday in the Swampoodle section of North Philadelphia.

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