Gunfire leaves five men wounded Tuesday and overnight in Philadelphia

22nd & Tasker Street ShootingNeighbors look on as police gather evidence at the crime scene after a shooting incident left a 36-year-old man critically wounded early Wednesday morning in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Five men were wounded, two of them critically, in four separate shooting incident reported across Philadelphia from late Tuesday morning into the early hours of Wednesday.

22nd & Tasker Street ShootingIn Point Breeze, officers responded to reports of shots fired and a man down shortly after 1 a.m. on Tasker Street near 22nd Street, according to police. They found the victim suffering from face and arm wounds, and rushed him to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in critical condition.

Investigators found eight pieces of ballistic evidence on scene, police said, including stray bullet which struck lodged into the first floor wall of a home, seen below, where a woman and two young children were sleeping. An NBC10 report says that one stray bullet hit an electrical line and cut off power to the house.

Slideshow: Police investigate shooting in Point Breeze. Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.[slideshow_deploy id=’14064′]

A neighbor living in the house closest to shooting scene said he dove to the floor when he heard the gunshots. Several parked cars were also struck. 6ABC is reporting that police were checking a nearby bar for witnesses, but that no arrests had been made.

Two men were wounded in a shooting incident on North Hutchinson Street, near 9th Street and Lindley Avenue in the Logan section of the city at about about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Both victims, ages 24 and 41, were reported in stable condition at Einstein Medical Center with wounds to their lower limbs. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and CBS3 have reports.

Friday’s first victim was a 19-year-old man who was shot at about 11 a.m. in the area of Snyder Avenue and 19th Street in the Girard Park section of South Philadelphia. According to a Philadelphia Daily News report, police said he was hit once in the torso, taken to nearby Methodist Hospital in a private vehicle and listed in stable condition.

Police rushed a 24-year-old man to Temple University Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition after he was shot in the abdomen inside a home on North 21st Street near West Ontario Street in the Tioga section of the city, shortly after 10:30 p.m.

Earlier Tuesday, police released a surveillance video, seeking the public’s assistance to identify three men who robbed a donut shop at gunpoint last week in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.

A public art project called “American Casualties: A Chalk Drawing” is inviting citizens to sketch an outline to remember a relative or friend lost to gun violence, this weekend near 30th Street Station, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. We covered the first installation of the exhibit in May.

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