Holiday weekend gun violence update: Assault rifle attack, triple-shootings — and victims reported across the region

26th & York Street ShootingNeighbors gather outside their homes — which had been struck by bullets — as police investigate a shooting incident late Saturday night in North Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

26th & York Street ShootingPolice rushed the 20-year-old victim to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition with wounds to the back and shoulder after an assailant opened fire with an assault rifle at about 11:30 p.m. on 26th Street near York Street.

According to investigators, police responded to a call for gunshots and found 20 fired .223 caliber shell casings in the street. They located the victim a short distance away on the 2400 block of N. 28th Street.

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26th & York Street ShootingPolice added that they found a loaded handgun on 26th Street — where the incident took place — and believe the victim may have exchanged gunfire with the man who shot him.

As we reported earlier, three people were shot during a block party on West Russell Street near North 7th Street overnight in North Philadelphia. Triple-shootings were also reported Thursday night and Friday night in Philadelphia, and 14 shootings victims have been reported this weekend in Philadelphia.

Medics rushed a 19-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot in both legs at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the area of West Somerset and North Mutter Streets in Fairhill. Another shooting victim walked into Temple shortly after 3 a.m., suffering from a leg wound, but it was not clear where he had been wounded.

Another shooting incident left a 28-year-old man wounded Saturday night on 65th Avenue near 13th Street in Philadelphia’s East Oak Lane section, as we previously reported.

Camden County, NJ, police have one person in custody in connection with a double homicide overnight, according to a report from 6ABC. Police said one man was found shot to death inside a car and a second man was found outside of the car with a gunshot wound to the head, according to CBS3.

The Associated Press has a report on this year’s 32nd homicide in Trenton, NJ, which breaks an annual record set eight years earlier.

A 16-year-old from Allentown, Pa., is in critical condition after being shot late Saturday night on the city’s east side, according to mcall.com. Lancaster, Pa., city police are investigating a shooting that occurred at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, according to lancasteronline.com.

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