Block party incident marks third triple-shooting in three nights in Philadelphia

W Russell Street Triple ShootingPolice investigate the crime scene overnight, after three people were shot during a block party on West Russell Street near North 7th Street in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

W Russell Street Triple ShootingAccording to investigators, police received a 911 call for gunshots on set Russell Street at around 1:40 a.m. Sunday. Police said that all three victims were taken to Temple Hospital by private autos.

A 27-year-old man was reported in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest, stomach and armpit, a 54-year-old man was reported in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the hand, and a 26-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the left arm was also stable, police said.

W Russell Street Triple Shooting

According to a report from 6ABC, police said that two men started arguing when one pulled out a gun and started firing at the other.

Triple-shootings were also reported Thursday night and Friday night in Philadelphia. We are tracking seven overnight shooting victims and 14 holiday weekend victims altogether in Philadelphia. Check in later for a complete update.

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