One dead, four more wounded as violent holiday weekend continues in Philadelphia

50th Street Homicide

Investigators examine a gun they say they recovered from a car that fled the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday evening in West Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

50th Street HomicideAccording to police, a 27-year-old man was found on North 50th Street with multiple chest and arm wounds and was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

SEPTA police officers first reported that they heard gunshots around 6:00 p.m. near 50th and Market streets, according to a 6ABC report which added that the suspects took off and crashed at 52nd and Chestnut streets.

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Police said that a loaded handgun was found in the back seat of the car and that two men were placed in custody after they were identified by the transit officers.

In the next incident, police rushed a 26-year-old man to HUP, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the arm around 9:15 p.m. Sunday night on South 69th Street near Elmwood Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.

Two 18-year-old men were shot in their lower extremities on Williams Avenue in the Cedarbrook section of East Mount Airy at about 10 p.m. Sunday.

Shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery in the area of 6th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard. According to a report from 6ABC, the victim worked at Fixed Flats garage and was reported in stable condition.

As we have previously reported, seven people were shot Friday in Philadelphia and seven more were shot Saturday night.

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