Two killed, teen wounded in Philadelphia shooting incidents Tuesday and overnight

Carroll Street Fatal Double Shooting

A neighbor reacts after looking out from her kitchen window into a rear alley and seeing the body of a teen who was shot to death Tuesday in Southwest Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A woman reacts as she watches the investigation after one teen was killed and another was wounded Tuesday in Southwest Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Young neighbors watch the investigation after one teen was killed and another was wounded Tuesday in Southwest Philadelphia. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

According to police, officers responded to a radio call for a shooting near 68th Street and Dicks Avenue at about 1 p.m.

Medics rushed a 17-year-old boy to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was reported in critical condition with a back wound

Another teen had been shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Slideshow: Southwest Philadelphia shooting investigated. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’13893′]

No arrests had been made, according to a Philadelphia Daily News Report.
CBS3 had some aerial footage of the scene.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, a young man was shot to death in the area of West Cumberland and North Bancroft Streets, not far from 16th Street in North Philadelphia. Medics pronounced the victim dead on location, where he had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Officials told 6ABC that at least 28 shots were fired.

As we previously reported, four people were wounded in shooting incidents Monday in Philadelphia. Two children were among 11 weekend shooting victims in the city.

As we reported one year ago on this date, Philadelphia shooting deaths since 9/11 now exceed toll of the terrorist attacks.

In other news, the PhillyPolice Blog has posted links to videos of several recent incidents, asking for the public’s assistance in finding the gunmen involved.

The body of an unidentified woman was found in a dumpster Tuesday afternoon on East Orthodox Street, near the Delaware River in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia, but the cause of death has not been reported.

A Camden, NJ, man was arraigned Tuesday in connection with a double shooting that killed a young mother and injured her boyfriend during a street fight last month, according to courierpostonline.com.

According to a report from NJ.com, gun violence is increasing statewide, and resource-strapped police departments are failing to solve hundreds of nonfatal shootings each year in nine of the state’s largest cities, including Camden. Last year, police failed to solve more than 80 percent of nonfatal shootings in those cities.

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