Neighbors and a take-out restaurant employee look on a police investigate the scene of a shooting that left a 16-year-old boy critically wounded early Sunday morning in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Police rushed the victim to Einstein Medical Center after he was shot inside the North Garden Chinese take-out restaurant on the corner of East Woodlawn Avenue and Blakemore Street. According to investigators, officers responding to a radio call for a shooting found the teen suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
One of the neighbors watching the investigation spoke about how his son, a high school student at the time, was fatally shot outside Martin Luther King Jr. High School in 1999.
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Authorities said that the shooting did not occur inside the store, according to a CBS3 report, explaining that the victim ran into the restaurant after he was shot. A report from 6ABC indicated that no arrests had been made.
Two men were wounded in a shooting incident on Cresson Street near Levering Street early Sunday morning in the Manayunk section of the city.
A 35-year-old man was reported in critical condition at Temple University Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. CBS3 rpeorts that he was shot five times, in the chest, back and leg.
The second victim, a 36-year-old man, was reported stable at Temple with an arm wound. Police told 6ABC that the victims were walking along the sidewalk when they were shot.
At the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, we have counted 28 shootings victims so far this month in Philadelphia, including 10 incidents with two or more victims.
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