Gunfire kills one, wounds three Wednesday night in Philadelphia

S. Dewey Street Double ShootingA neighbor looks out through a window that was struck by a stray bullet as police investigate a shooting incident left left one man dead and another wounded Wednesday night in Southwest Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

S. Dewey Street Double ShootingPolice officers were on patrol when they heard gunshots at about 9:40 p.m., and responded to find two victims on Buist Avenue near South 61st Street, according to investigators.

Police rushed both victims to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, including a 22-year-old man with a head wound who was pronounced dead, and a 24-year-old man who was reported in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

Several stray bullets struck a nearby house but nobody was injured inside, police said.

Slideshow: Police investigate fatal double-shooting in Southwest Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’13792′]

No arrests have been made, according to 6ABCCBS3 is reporting that police are searching for a suspect they say was last seen driving away in a dark-colored Crown Victoria. Detectives were checking area surveillance cameras, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Medics rushed a 37-year-old man to HUP, where he was reported in stable condition after he was shot in the arm at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Grays Avenue on South 64th Street, in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia, just a few blocks away from the earlier incident.

Police told CBS3 that the incident may have resulted from a road rage confrontation. The Associated Press reported that nearby officers arrived quickly and found the victim on the ground and another man standing over him. FOX29 reports that police arrested a suspect and recovered a weapon at the scene.

In the latest incident, a 38-year-old man was reported in stable condition after he was shot while in a car on North 5th Street near West Cayuga Street in Feltonville at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday.

A fatal shooting in Camden, NJ, Tuesday night was the city’s fourth fatal shooting since Saturday, according to courierpostonline.com. Shootings have plagued Newark, NJ, where 10 homicides were reported in the last ten days, according to NJ.com.

Eric Torres has been ordered to stand trial in the recent shooting of police officer Edward Davies, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that four men will face a trial for a fatal shooting on South Street in May.

An Allentown, Pa., teen has admitted shooting a boy and a man in two separate attacks in the city, according to mcall.com

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